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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Incorporated July 9, 1894 



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VOL. I 



NO. 2 



Timothy White Papers 



1725-175? 



WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY 



MYRON SAMUEL DUDLEY 



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NANTUCKET, MASS. 
1898. 



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PREFACE. 

The publication of these Papers was com- 
mitted to the editor by the Council of the Nantucket 
Historical Association. They are issued without 
previous reference to the Council, so that the editor 
assumes responsibility for all statements. He de- 
sires to make cordial acknowledgment to George 
E. Littlefield, Antique Bookstore, Cornhill, Boston, 
who put the editor on the track of these papers ; to 
Miss Helen B. W. Worth for efficient aid in copy- 
ing Mr. White's manuscripts and for searching the 
Town Records ; also to Hon. Samuel A. Green, 
LL.D., librarian of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, for many helpful suggestions. 

There are three hundred and fifty copies in 
this edition. 

(Rev.) Myron Samuel Dudley. 



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TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS 



HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION. 

These Papers came into the possession of the Nan- 
tucket Historical Association, under whose auspices they 
are now published, through the thoughtful consideration of 
the late Reverend Alonzo H. Quint, D. D., as the following 
letter to the editor shows : 



Congregational Library, Boston, Mass., 
June 10, 1895. 
My Dear Mr. Dudley: 

I send herewith to your care the Timothy White Papers which 
you have so persistently reminded me of. The fragment of Church 
record ought to belong to the Church, and I desire you to present 
it to that body. This fragment I printed in the Congregational 
Quarterly some years ago [October, 1872], but the original ought 
to be carefully preserved. 

The diaries cover several years of Mr. White's work, and the 
list of scholars in his day schools ought to interest Nantucket 
people. These documents and the few other papers I think might 
well be preserved by the Nantucket Historical Association, to 
which you called my attention. I desire you to give these diaries 
and papers to that society, with my cordial regards. 

All these Papers were given me, years ago, by Hon. John IT. 
White, of Dover, N. H., a gentleman of education and high 
character who honored me with his friendship. He ga>ve me these 
Papers and others to use as I pleased. Timothy White was, I 
believe, his great-grandfather. These Papers should be credited 
to the White family. 

With best regard, yours truly, 

Alonzo H. Quint. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



ANCESTRY OF TIMOTHY WHITE. 

William White, the first settler of this branch of the 
Whites, according to tradition was a native of Norfolk 
County, England. He was born in 1610. He was among 
the early settlers on the North Shore, landing at Ipswich 
in 1635. Thence he removed to Newbury before 1640. 
His first wife, Mary, was the mother of his only child, John. 
His second wife, Sarah Foster, widow of Reginald Foster, 
died in 1693. Mr. White died September 28, 1690. 

He was a member of the company of first settlers to 
occupy a portion of the territory known as Pentucket, 
which was incorporated as the town of Haverhill, Mass. 
They were twelve in number, and moved from Ipswich and 
Newbury. White was from the latter place.' 

William White, soon after a church was organized in 
the new settlement at Haverhill, became a member, and was 
one of its firmest supporters. He had the honor of the 
town much at heart, and was highly esteemed and trusted 
by its citizens, being frequently put in charge of its most 
important public business. He was a member of the first 
board of selectmen, chosen October 29, 1646. The first 
military company of Haverhill was organized in 1662, and 
William White was chosen captain. The only child of 
William White, John, Sr., was born in 1640, the year of his 
father's removal from Newbury to Haverhill. He married 
Hannah French, of Salem, August 25, 1662, and died Jan- 
uary 1, 1669, aged 29, leaving one son, John, Jr., born March 
8, 1664. 

This son married Lydia Gilman, daughter of Hon. John 
Gilman, of Exeter, N. H., October' 24/ 1687, and had many 



1 The Descendants of William White, Haverhill, Mass., by Hon. Daniel 
A. White and Annie F. Richards. Boston, 18S9. 

Congregational Quarterly, October, 1872. p. 553, fi. 
Chase's Haverhill (1S61), pp. 53, 63. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. J 

sons and daughters, "whose descendants are exceedingly 
numerous." ■ 

John White, Jr., is frequently mentioned in the public 
affairs of Haverhill, and was especially prominent in military 
matters, at a time when there were serious menaces to the 
peace of the struggling colonists from the surrounding 
Indians. In the records he bears the titles of ensign, lieu- 
tenant and captain. He is, also, highly honored in civil 
affairs, holding office as town clerk, representative in the 
General Court, and magistrate of the County Court. 

He had fourteen children. Timothy, the subject of this 
sketch, was the fifth son and the seventh child, born Novem- 
ber 13, 1700. He was graduated at Harvard College in the 
class of 1720. 

An ivory-headed cane, with the initials "T. W." cut 
upon it, and an English dictionary used by Timothy White 
at Harvard College from 17 16 to 1720, are now in the 
possession of James Davis White, Haverhill, Mass. The 
book was " Printed by Peter Parker, at Leg and Star, over 
against Royal Exchange, in Cornhill, 1677. Price 2 shil- 
lings." 

Timothy White married Susannah Gardner, September 
27, 1728. Susannah was daughter of John Gardner, of 
Nantucket, born at Mendon, Mass., January 12, 171 2. Dur- 
ing the later years of his life Mr. White taught school in 
Haverhill, also engaged in business, and occasionally sup- 
plied churches for absent pastors. In a Haverhill enroll- 
ment for military service for the spring of 1757 the name of 
"Timothy White, Cler.," appears on the "Alarm List," 
which included all between sixteen and sixty years of age 
who were exempt from ordinary military duty. In 
emergencies these were liable to be called -to /do duty in 
their own town. 2 



1 Chase's Haverhill, p. 53, note. 
3 Chase's Haverhill, p. 347. 



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After leaving Nantucket, Mr. White was called to 
Narragansett, R, I., and to Chester, N. H., but ill-health 
prevented his acceptance. He died, suddenly, February 24, 
1765. His children were thirteen in number. Only six 
survived infancy. His widow died in Ipswich, Mass., Octo- 
ber 28, 1789. 

These White Papers were inherited by Timothy White, 
second son of their compiler. He was born, according to 
Dr. Quint's notes, published in connection with the Church 
Record Fragment, October 29, 1733. In the records, a son 
of " Timo. White" was baptized by the name of "Timothy," 
August 24, 1735, Rev. Joseph Baxter, pastor of the church 
at Medfield, officiating. This son, Timothy, married Lydia, 
daughter of Rev. Amos Main, Rochester, N. H., lived and 
died in Dover, N. H. At his death the papers passed to 
his son, Amos, who lived and died in Dover, and they passed 
from him to his grandson, Hon. John Hubbard White. This 
gentleman gave them to the late Rev. Dr. Quint. 1 

These Papers reveal the variety and scope of Mr. 
White's work while a resident of Nantucket. He had to do 
with the religious instruction of the Indians and the early 
settlers. Among the Indians he entered upon a work 
already begun. His labors in behalf of the newcomers, it 
is probable, was largely initiative, though, if we can place 
reliance upon tradition, there was sufficient organized interest 
in the creed and polity of the New England colonies to lead 
to the erection of a meeting house for the Congregational or 
Presbyterian families many years previous to Mr. White's 



1 Congregational Quarterly, October, 1S72, p. 559. 

Note. In the " Descendants of William White," the frontispiece is an 
illustration of the " White House," Haverhill, buift about 1680, and occupied 
by the descendants of William and Mary White till 1874. At the death of 
William White his property inventoried at ^508 10s, "a property far better 
than in those days was the custom with our yeomanry. His descendants 
through John's son John are very numerous, and have been among the most 
numerous and honorable of the land." 2 

2 Descendants of William White. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 9 

appearance at Nantucket. Though called Presbyterian in 
ihe early clays, the church has never been other than a Con- 
gregational organization with marked tendencies toward 
independency — a condition due to its isolation. 

As an introduction to these records of the first preacher 
known to be a resident on the Island, of whose identity his 
papers afford documentary evidence, it is fitting to make 
note of the previous efforts put forth in the behalf of the 
red man and of the new settlers. This is done so far as the 
meager records afford material. 



THE WORK AMONG THE INDIANS. 



The Christianizing of the Indians of Nantucket was the 
work of the Mayhews, father and son, and was carried on in 
connection with the missionary work of Martha's Vineyard. 
It is difficult to determine, sometimes, whether the records 
refer to the Vineyard or Nantucket. Probably the work is 
looked upon as one. The Mayhews deserve to share with 
Eliot the title of Apostle to the Indians. They began their 
evangelizing efforts immediately upon occupancy of Martha's 
Vineyard. The father was designated Governor of the 
islands, and was the administrator of affairs. The son was 
devoted to the Indian work. These efforts began about 
1642. This was seventeen years before the occupancy of 
Nantucket by white settlers. Thomas Mayhew, Jr., was lost 
at sea, on a voyage to England in 1656. His father deter- 
mined that the good work of his son should not perish. So 
he devoted much effort to sustaining and extending the 
Indian missions. 1 

In a letter written September 1, 1674, he describes the 
situation among the Nantucket Indians. "And^for Nan- 
tucket there is a church relates to me. They, as I said, first 
joined into full worship here [at the Vineyard], and since be- 



1 Mass. His. Coll., Ser. I, Vol. I, p. 205. 



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came a church orderly, and is increased. Upon that island 1 
are many praying Indians. Also the families of that island I 
are about three hundred. I have often accounted the fam- i 
ilies of both islands, and have often, these thirty-two years, 1 
been at Nantucket." In 1674 there was on the island one I 
Indian church, of which John Gibbs, an Indian (Indian name ] 
Assasammoogh), was pastor. There were thirty persons in t 
full communion, of whom twenty were men. Pastor Gibbs 1 
was assisted by three native teachers — Joseph, Samuel, and 1 
Caleb. The last, Indian name Weekochisit, was a Saga- 1 
more's son. 1 

The number of baptized children and youth was about 1 
forty. At Nantucket, in 1674, there were three places I 
where the Indians held their meetings, Oggawame, Warn- I 
masquid, and Squotesit, and all the Indians were nominally I 
Christian. Gookin says of these Indians : " I have seen and I 
spoke with divers of the Indians of those islands [Martha's I 
Vineyard and Nantucket] that usually, every summer, come 1 
up to our parts, about Boston and the towns adjacent, to I 
work in the harvest labor and other employ. Many of them f 
I have judged pious, and most of them sober, diligent, and I 
industrious; which are commendable qualifications." 2 

The next record of the condition of the Indians before I 
Mr. White's settlement in Nantucket is twenty years later, 1 
in 1694, in a letter written by John Gardner to Cotton 
Mather. Mr. Gardner for many years assisted these 
Indians by protecting them from the greed of their white 
neighbors, by instructing them in the laws of England, and 
by deciding difficult cases among themselves. Mr. Gardner 
reports great decay among the Indians, especially in num- 
bers, there being in 1694 only about five hundred grown 
persons. We may estimate probably less than one thousand 
in all. There were then three churches among the Indians, 
two Congregational and one Baptist, but the membership j 



1 Mass. His. Coll. Ser. I, Vol. I, pp. 206, 207. 

2 Gookin's Narrative, Mass. His. Coll., Ser. I, Vol. I, p. 207. 



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was small. Their physical decay Mr. Gardner attributes 
to their love of drink, their moral and religious decline, 
to growing formalism, and laxity in the observance of the 
commandments. 1 

In less than one hundred years from the date of Mr. 
Gardner's letter the Indian population was reduced to one 
hundred and thirty-six individuals. In 1806 there were 
twenty, four males and sixteen females. 2 

THE RELIGIOUS WORK AMONG THE SETTLERS. 



From the time of the first settlement of the island, in 
1659, till 1698, there is no evidence of any organized or 
even individual work on strictly religious lines. In view of 
the prominent place which religious institutions held in 
the life of the seventeenth century, it is hard to believe 
that the early settlers of this island were wholly destitute 
of these privileges. Especially is it hard to accept this 
conclusion in face of the religious activity among the 
Indians. But, before 1698, all records are absent and 
tradition is for the greater part silent. The earliest record 
of religious work, so far as the editor has been able to 
discover, is contained in the journal of Thomas Chalkley, 
an English friend, who visited the island in 1698. What 
is germane to the purpose of this introduction is quoted. 
His reference to the large attendance at one of his meetings 
certainly leads to the inference that there were other re- 
ligious assemblies. Also, he finds a "minister, so called," 
residing upon the Island, whose place of residence probably 
was the meeting place of those who inclined to his views. 
After a sail of about ten hours from Cushnet, Friend 
Chalkley and his party landed at Nantucket, ^remaining 
there several days and holding five meetings. He says in 



1 Mather's Magnalia, Book VI, Chap. VI, Sect. 2. 
3 Mass. His. Coll., Ser. I, Vol. I, p. 207, note. 



12 TIMOTHY WHITE PATERS. 

his journal : " Some of the ancient people said it was never 1 
known that so many people were together on the island at j 
once. After meeting was over, one asked the minister, j 
so called, whether we might hold a meeting at his house? j 
He said, with good will, we might. This minister had some j 
discourse with me, and asked what induced me to come I 
thither, being so young a man ? I told him I had no other j 
view in coming than the good of souls. . . . Then he said, 
' I wish you would preach at my house in God's name.' So, 
next day, we had a meeting at his house, and on the First j 
Day we had the largest meeting that we had on the island. I 
It was thought there were above two hundred people." 
" The chief magistrate of the Island [probably the Esquire I 
Gardner who withstood Friend Story a few years later] 
desired that I would have a meeting at his house, there I 
being no settled meeting of the Friends before I came, ] 
and after meeting he disputed with me about religion. 1 
I thought we were both but poor disputants, and cannot | 
remember all that passed between us." 

Friend Chalkley claims that from the time of his visit 1 
"forward, they have continued a meeting, and there is now J 
a meeting house and a Yearly Meeting for Worship." I 
am not able to fix the date of writing this journal. Mr. 
Chalkley died September 4, 1740. 1 

The next record is that contained in the journal of 
Thomas Story, an English Friend, who arrived at Point 
Comfort, Va., December 8, 1698, and spent nine years 
visiting the colonies from the Carolinas to Massachusetts. 
He reached Nantucket May 13, 1704, and remained till 
the 24th of that month. Friend Story's attitude toward 
the Christian church and its ministry is enlivened with a 
spirit of sharp controversy. Im th^s he is quite the 
opposite of Friend Chalkley. Strangely, too, though Story 
followed the latter by only six years, he makes no allusion 






1 Journal of Thomas Chalkley. Edition, Friends' Bookstore, Philadelphia, 
Pa., p. 33, fl. 



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TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 1 3 

to the visit of his English contemporary, and his record 
gives the impression that his efforts mark the beginning 
of organized Quakerism in Nantucket. Story's journal 
bears witness to the fact that there were attempts to 
establish a Christian church both at and before the 
time of his visit. The visiting ministers found it diffi- 
cult to maintain themselves because of the opposition of 
those inclining to Quaker principles and practices, especially 
the nractice which opposed a fixed salary for the ministry. 
The work in behalf of the young settlement was done, 
for the greater part, by these visiting ministers or mis- 
sionaries. 1 

Two of these visiting ministers were on the island at 
the time of Friend Story's visit. The name of one of these 
men, or "Hireling Priests," as it pleased the chronicler to 
call them, was Thomas West. He was present at one of 
Mr. Story's meetings, and remained through it, though he 
received some pretty severe prodding by allusions "con- 
cerning the Hireling Priests, the Merchants of Babylon," 
"their Doctrine and Maintenance," and he showed a very 
charitable, unresentful spirit in commending "the good life 
and power manifest in the meeting," having also a sharp eye 
for the heretical outcroppings. 

Mr. Story finds the people of the island divided in 
sentiment. Some are for a settled minister, but the 



1 These men do not seem to have made sojourns of any great length. So 
far no records of their visits have been found among the public or family 
records of the island. They may exist or they may turn up in the family papers 
of these visiting clergymen, or possibly in the church records of eastern 
Massachusetts. There is clear evidence that the ministers and churches of the 
older, more populous and prosperous communities of the New England colonies 
were deeply interested in the outlying frontier districts. {' The honored 
ministers of Boston have abundantly testified their sincere desires of gospeliz- 
ing these towns of Freetown, Tiverton, Dartmouth, and Nantucket. . . . being 
in our Province, if this Province do not take care of their enjoyment of the 
gospel light and privilege, who will or can?" See letter of Rev. Samuel 
Danforth, minister of Taunton, August 8, 1720. [Mass. His. Coll., Series IV, 
Vol. I, p. 255, fl.] 



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majority, he thinks, are against it. 1 It would seem that 
both parties were successful in establishing an organized 
body. For, although there is a singular and lamentable 
absence of records, there is a well-accredited tradition that 
two meeting houses were built at about the same date, 171 1 : 
one for the Quakers, the other for Presbyterian or Congre- 
gational people. This was seven years after Story's visit. 
The date, so far as it refers to the Congregational meeting 
house, rests upon the tradition of a bill fur lumber against 
the Congregational Society, to be used for building a meet- 
ing house. 2 

The above is substantially all of note the editor has 
been able to discover that has reference to the religious 
history of Nantucket, in the line of the prevailing religious 
belief and polity of New England before the advent of 
Timothy White. Some of this material, hidden amid 
ancient archives, has been as good as lost. There may 
be still more light to break forth from dusty alcoves and 
corners, old chests and attics, where neglected but precious 
treasures are cast aside. 

As these White Papers, brought forth after many days 
of hiding and now given to the public, add some definite 
information to the times and conditions that were largely 
matters of conjecture or tradition, so may their publication 
be the precursor of richer and fuller discoveries. 



1 Journal of Thomas Story, pp. 350-359. 

2 "It is stated by an individual remarkable for his knowledge of primitive 
events that he had seen a bill, dated 1711, found amongst old papers, against 
the Congregational Society, for timber which was used in building the original 
meeting house, and it is not improbable that there was a church organized on 
Congregational principles years before that meeting house was built, and 
might have assembled for divine worship in some private dwelling, or in some 
retired spot under the shade of the forest oaks." Ecclesiastical records of the 
First Congregational Church and Society of Nantucket, by Deacon Paul 
Folger, 1843. t^ ee Quarterly Register of American Education Society, May, 
1843, P- 499-J 



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JOURNAL OF TIMOTHY WHITE. 

1728-1748. 

Timothy White born at Hav 1 Nov r 13, 1700 

Susanna Gardner born at Mendon Jan y 30, 17 12 and married 

At Nantucket Fryday Evening By M r Baxter & G. Gardner Esq 1 " 

Scpt r 27, 1728 

Here follows a Record of their children — 

j/ x A Son (Immature Birth) born & dy'd Saturday night be- 
tween 10 & 11 H rs Apr 1 19. 1729. 

2/" a Dauter (an Immature Birth) born between 3 & 4 Mon- 
day Morning Aug. 31. 1730 and Dy'd the same morning 

3/ a Daughter (Susanna) born Thursday morning between 7 
& 8 th H rs Nov r 11-1731 

4/ a Son (Timothy) born between 6 th & 7 th Hours Monday 
Morning Oct r 29 1733 

5/" a Son (an Immature Birth & still) born about 4 or 5 after- 
noon Tuesday May 20, 1735 

6/ x a son (an Immature Birth) born about 11 th Hour Thurs- 
day Morning & Dy'd a few hours after Apr 1 15, 1736 

7/ a son (James) born about 8 Monday Morn May 2, 1737 

8* a son (John) born about 10 Wednesday Morning Feb. 21, 
1738/9 and Dy'd Thursday night about 10 July 24, 1739 

9/ a son (John) born between 12 & 1 Monday Morning April 
7 th 1740 

10/ a Dauter Lydia born between 1 & 2 Saturday Morning 
March 20 th 1742. 

11 Mary Born between 6 & 7 Fryday Eve Sept 19. 1746 

I2 X William born between 2 & 3 Monday Morn. Sept 5- 
1748 & Dy'd Saturday Night Sepf 10 th following 

i3 x Will n born (a little before day) Wednesday, Aug 23-1749 
& Dy'd Thursday Sept r 14 1749 

Lydia Dy'd at Nant. between 10 & 11 o'clock Thursday Oct 1 " 
.23 d 1760 in the 19 th year of her age 

M r Timo y White Dy'd at Haverill about n o'clock Lords Day 
Hi 
Evening Feb y 24 1765 aged 64 years & 3 months: 



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Susanna Badger Dyed on Fryday Morning August 26 th 1768 
about 1 Clock in the 37 th year of her age 

M rs Susanna While departed this Life at Ipswich Oct r 2I 
1789 

Aged 77 years 8 months & 19 days. 

Note by Editor. — These biographical memoranda are written on the 
opening pages of one of the little home-made notebooks, in size three and 
one-half by five and one-half inches, in which Mr. White kept his records. 
They are not in the handwriting of Mr. White. They were evidently copied 
into this book, very probably from the family records. The writing which 
records the death of Mr. White is the same as that which precedes and follows. 



PREACHING SERVICES FOR INDIANS. 

I preached a Lecture to the Indians at Macoomit July 12. 1728. 

Preached a Second time at the Same Place Aug. 22. 1728. 

The Comission y for the Indian affairs at Boston made known 
to me their desire of my taking upon me the charge of a Lecture 
to the Indians upon Nantuckett : Upon my understanding of which 
I sent an answer in the affirmative and accordingly I began Oct. 
3 1728 

Preached a 2 d time Oct. 31, 1728 

Preached at Miac. Nov. 28, .1728, 60. Dec. 26, 1728. 50. Jan. 
23. 172$ 50. Feb. 20 172I 40 or 50. Apr 1 17 1729. 30 May 15 
1729 30 or 40. June 12. betw. 40 & 50 July 10. between 20 & 30. 
Aug. 7 at J. M. 20 or 30. Sept. 4 1729. 70 or 80. Feb. 17 175J} 
Recieved i$£ 

Began a new year at J. M. Oct 16 1729 above 20. 

th 

Miac. Dec. n 1729 about 30. Miac. Jan. 8-30. 

Miac. Feb. 5 th 30 or above. 

Miac. March 5 between 50 & 60 

Miac. Apr 11 16 : 30. 

Miac. May 14. about 30. 

Miac. June 11. above 30. * ( 

Miac. Aug. 6. above 30. 

Miac. Aug. 20 about 30. 

Miac. Sept. 3. but too late. 

Feb. 10 1 730/1 Rec d p John Gardner ^15 11 o 11 o 



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Began a Y r at J. M. Oct. i. 1730. 21 
Miac. Oct. 29. above 20. 
Miac. Nov. 26. about 30. upwards. 
Miac. Dec. 24. about 70. 
Miac. Feb. 4. between 40 & 50. 
Miac. Feb. 18. about 40. 
Miac. March 18. about 40. 
Miac. Apr 1 15. about 50 
Miac. May 13 upwards of 50 
Miac June 10 between 30 & 40. 
Miac. July 8. between 40 & 50 
Miac. Aug. 5. between 30 & 40 
Miac. Sept. 2. about 20. 

Oct. 1 73 1 Reciev d of Col 1 VVinthrop £1$. the which I payed 
to M r Will™ Tyler at the same time. 

Began a new year at Miacoo : 

Nov. 25 1 73 1. about 40 Hearers. 

Jan 20. 40 & upwards. 

Feb. 3. above 50. 

March 2 d about 40. 

March 16. between 40 & 50. 

March 30. about 50. 

April 13 about 30. 

April 27 above 20. 

June 8 th about 30. 

July 6. about 40. 

July 20 about 30 

Oct 1733 Rec d £i$. June 22 1733 extraordinary services £*o 

Began a 5 th year at Miac. 

Dec r 7. between 30 & 40. 

Feb. 1. 25. 

Feb. 15. above 30. 

March 1 30. „ . 

March 19. about 20 

April 12. about 20 

May 10. about 30. 

May 24 about 30 

June 7 above 30 



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y Upon the L ds Day 



June i2. above 40 

June 21 about 40 

July 19 40 or more 

Dec. 1733 Received from the Comission rs £25 11 o 11 o 

Began a Sixth year at Miac. 
Nov. 1. 23 Hearers. Dec r 27. 23 Hearers. 
Jan. 20 about 60 
Feb. 10 about 70 
Feb. 24 about 80 
March 10 about 60 
April 14. 70 or 80 
April 21. 60 or 70 
June 13 about 20 
July 1 1 24 
July 25 about 20 
Oct. 17 27 

Dec r 1734 Rec d of Coll Winthrop p. [per] Deacon Ph 
£25-0-0 

Began a Seventh year at Miac. 

Oct. 24 Between 40 & 50 Peons. [Persons] 

Dec r 25 about 20 

Scias. Jan. 2 d 20 

Miac. Feb. 6 th 17 

Miac. March 6 th about 20 

Miac. March 20 th 13 

Miac. Jun e 12 about 30 

Miac. July 24 between 20 & 30 

Squam Aug. 6. near 40 

Miac. Aug. 7. 30 or more 

Squam Aug. n 13 

Miac. Aug 21 upwards of 40. 

Sept. Rec d of Coll. Winthrop £2$ .0-0. 

Began the 8 th year at Miac. Dec r 11 about 50 Psons 

Jan. 22, about 30 

March 4 th 25 

June 3 above 30 

June 24 near 30 

Aug st 5 about 20 



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Aug. ii about 30 
Sept. 16 about 30 
Sept. 30 13 

Scias. Oct r 14 upwards of 30 [illegible] to y e Baptissts about 30 
Miac. Oct. 28 — 18 

Rec'd by Father Gardner ^25-0-0 and the cash & Blankets 
for Indians 

Began the 9 th year Nov r 25 th 15 

Feb. 3 d about 20 

April 14. near 30 

May 12 about 20 

June 23 11 

Aug. 4. between 20 & 30 

Aug. 31. I suppose 100 if not more 

Sept. 8. 16 

Sept. 15. 30 

Sept. 29 20 or more. Rec d the usual allowance. 

1737/ Began y e tenth year at Miohk. Nov r 24. ab l 40 

Dec 1 " 8 th near 20 

Jan y 5 th 22 

Jan y 19. between 20 & 30 

May 25 about 20 

June 22 21 

July 6 th near 40 

July 20 upwards of 20 

Aug. 17 between 20 & 30 

Sept. 14 14 

Oct r 12 20 

Oct r 20 upwards of 20 

Feb. Rec'd i 5 £~] 

June iojC V ... . 25-0-0 

£»s J 

Began the 11 th year at Miohkorrs Nov r 9 1738 to about 20 
Persons. - f 

Dec r 7 about 30 
Feb. 15 11. 
July 12 about 20 
Aug. 5 30 only 
Aug. 9. 20 or more 



20 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Aug 22 perhaps 3 or 4 Serve. 

Sciass, Sept 20 near 30 

Miach. Oct. 4 about 20. 18 — but no meeting 

Oct. 25 about 20/ June 1740 Rec d 25^" 

Began y e 12 th Year at agawam 

Dec r 6 1739 about 30. 

Miac. Feb. 7. near 20. 

June 19. Went but no Meeting 

July 3. about 20. 

July 31 Upwards of 20 

Aug. 14 Upwards of 20 

Oct 1 " 2 about 20. 

Oct r 9 about a Doz. 

Oct 1- 23 about 20 

Nov r 6 near 20 

March 2 17 40/1 Rec d £2^ 

Began y e 13 Y r at Miohk. 

NOV. 20 12. 

Apr 1 30 Upwards of 20 

May 29 Upwards of 20 

June 25 but no meeting 

, ( A. M. to the Baptists -about ^o 
Tulv 2 d \ . 

J J ( P. M. to the Presbyterians at Squam-20 or 30 

July 23 d Miohk. between 20 & 30. 

July 28 Sciask. about 50 

Sept. 3 above 20 Sept r 17 th above 20 

April 1742 Rec d 25^" - - 25-0-0 

Nov r 1742 Rec d -.-.-- IO _ o _ 

1743 Rec d £10 . . 10 - - 

1744 Rec d Do - 10 — 

1745 Rec d Do 10 

1746 Rec d Do _..-_- IO 

1747 Rec d ^"12-10 12-10- 

1748 Rec d Do ------- *- / - - - 12-10- 

Note by Editor. — The names and abbreviations " Macoomit," "Miac, 
" Miacoo.," "J. M.," "agawam," probably "Miohk.," "Miohkorrs.," allj 
undoubtedly, refer to the services held in the Indian village near Miacomrtj 
Pond on the south shore of the Island, about two miles from town in a soutb-J 
westerly direction. The exact locality is at this date a matter of conjecture.] 
The abbreviations "Sias.," "Siask.," "Sciass.," stand for Sciasconset. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



CHURCH RECORDS. 



the Children of Eben r Calef Scil. 

Samuel 

Mary 
the Children of Hephzibah Coffin 

Ephraim 

Henry 
Scil. J Jonathan 

Ann 

Mary. 

all these were baptized Sept. 29 th 1728 by the hand of the 
Rev d M r Joseph Baxter Past 1 " of the Church at Medfield 

after the above mentioned Persons had owned the Covenant 
& the unbaptized Parents were baptized with the Children, it was 
said to them. 

You have now given up your names to God & in a very 
Solemn manner Subscribed His holy Covenants and you are to 
consider and remember that henceforward the Eyes of the holy 
& jealous God will be upon you, to mark & observe whether you 
do keep this Covenant & perform the vows of the Lord which are 
upon you : — and if you deal falsely in this Covenant, & break this 
Covenant by living in Sin & neglecting duty, what you have now 
done will be a witness against you: — But if you do faithfully keep 
this your Covenant, departing from the ways of Sin & living in the 
exercise of Godliness, you shall without fail inherit the Promises : 
— the good things of this Life will come to you in a Covenant 
way: in love & mercy as tokens of the Divine love and. favour: — 
and in the world to come you shall be brought to the possession 
of an Inheritance which is incorruptible & undefiled & which fad- 
cth now away, and that you may be enabled to keep this your 
Covenant & perform the vows of the Lord which are upon you we 
shall now comend you to the Grace of GOD 

On Sept. 26 1 73 1 The Rev d M r Sam 1 Wiswal administered 
Baptism to the Persons following Scil 

( Lidia \ 
To < Mary > Children of Joseph & Lidia Chase 

( Rachel ) 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



To { T } Children of Hephzibah Coffin 

ames l 



To 



To 



Peter 

Robert 



Children of Eb r Calef 



Hephzibah 



Children of Rob 1 & Susanna Coffin 



Susanna 

To Joseph son of Tho s & Patience Brock 
To Sarah Daughter of Ann (who is wife to Jonathan) Rams- 
dell, a member of the Church at Charlestown. 

at which time the Covenant was owned by the widow Merc)'. 
Coffin in order to the Baptism of her children ( Hannah 

| Mary 
as also by Elisabeth (the wife of Peter) Gardner in order to 
the Baptism of herself and her children ( Love 

( Deborah 
and by Priscilla (the wife of Abel) Gardner in order to her 
own Baptism and the ordinance was administered to them all 

Deo Sit Gloria. 

on Sept. 17, 1732 The Rev d M r Brown of Haverhil adminis- 
tered Baptism 

Susanna Daughter of T. White 
Elisabeth Dauter of Jos. & Elis. Coffin 

on August 24 1735 the Rev d M r Baxter administered Baptism 
to the following Persons scil 

Timothy son of Timo. White 
Benjamin Son of John & Pris Gardner 
Joshua of Heph. Coffin 
Edward of Josiah & Elisa Coffin 
William of Tho s & Patience Brock 
Katharine of Susa. Coffin 

And on Aug 31 Margaret of Tho s & Patience Brock 

Abigail ) " f 

c \ of Mercy Allen (once M. Coffin) 

Susanna J v 

And 

Sept. 7. The Widow of Elean r Coffin 

Cromwell Coffin & his child Susanna 

Mary of Douglas Black who then owned the Convenant 



To 






TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



23 



and their 
children 



Lidia the wife of John Coffin (both of which at the same time 
owned y e Gov 1 ) 

Kezia 
Peter 
Jethro 
<{ John 
Lidia 
Deborah 
Parnel 

Sept. 14 
Abigail of Cromwell & Ruth Coffin 
Timothy \ 

and > of Lois Gardner. 
Mary ) 
Elisabeth \ 

and > of Joseph Hooten who then owned the Cov* 
Sarah ) 

on July 22, 1739 were Baptized Scil. 

Richard of John & Lydia Coffin 

Andrew ) 

c , > of Josiah & Elis. Coffin 

Sarah ) J 

Andrew 

Janet 

Elisabeth ) 

Ebenr [ of Eben r Calf [/. e. Calef] 

Caleb of Cromwell & Ruth Coffin 
Joseph of Mercy Allen 

Thomas of Mercy Newel who then owned the Covenant, 
and in the Evening of the same day were (by reason of bodily 
Indisposition) Baptized in a private House 
James 
John 

And July 29 th 1739 Were Baptized Scil. - ( 

Abigail ) 

Hephzibah 1 of Merc y Kidder " 
Hephzibah 
Margaret 

By the Rev d M r Hobby of Reading. 



of Tho s & Patience Brock. 



of Timothy White 



of Susanna Coffin 



24 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

July 11 th 1742 

Owned the Covenant in order to Baptism. Scil. 

Content (the wife of Daniel) Russel. 

Mary Watson 

Susanna (Dau'ter of Rich d ) Folger. 

Dinah \ 

& > (Dau'ters of John) Clark 
Lidia ) 
Mary Gabriel 

Elisabeth (wife of Paul) Pease 
Jedidah (wife of Jon a ) Pitts. 
Hannah (wife of Jn°) Medar. 

and were accordingly Baptized as also three children 
Cont 1 Russels [names not given] Scil. 
two children of Elisab. Pease Scil 
Priscilla 
Elisabeth 
at the same time owned the Coven 1 in order to the Baptism 
their children Scil. 

Margaret (the wife of Obed) Hussey (and her children Sc 
Benjamin, Abiel, & Obed were Baptised) 
and Thankful (wife of Dan 1 ) Long 
whose children 
were baptized 
Baptized also John & Lidia [of?] T. White 
Antipas of Jn° & Lidia Coffin. 
Ann of Josi. & Elisab. Coffin. 
Thomas of Tho s & Patience Brock. 
Mary of Susanna Coffin. 

Mary, Phebee & Francis of Joseph Hooten and two childn 
of Mehetable (the wife of Jon a ) Colman, a member of the Chun 
at Falmouth Scil Jane & [blank] 
[Blank] of Mercy Allen. 

July 12 Mary of Mercy Kidder. * f 

July 18, Owned the Covenant and Baptized Scil. 
Elisabeth (wife of Sam 1 ) Maxey 
Rachel (wife of Joseph) Colman 
Margaret (wife of Benja.) Chase 








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Eunice (wife of Francis) Brown 

Beulah (wife of Joseph) Daws. 

Abigail (wife of Cornelius) Morselander 

Hephzibah Jones 

Hephzibah Gardner 

Deborah Baxter 

Christian Ellis. 

and at the same time the Covenant was owned by 

George Gardner & Elisabeth his wife & their child Jeremy 
was Baptized 

Baptized also 

Eunice of Cromwel & Ruth Coffin 

Mehetable of Beulah Daws 

Cornelius of Abigail Morselander 

Sarah of Eunice Brown 

Sarah of Susanna Folger 

William, Eunice & Martha of Douglass Black 
July 25 Owned the Covenant and Baptized Scil. 

Israel Luce, Eleanor Long and Mary Dykes — and at the same 
time Baptized the children of Mary Dykes Scil. 

Phebee. Francis. Sarah. John, Martha. Mary 

By the Rev d M r Worcester of Sandwich. 

Oct r 31 st I Baptized Mercy of Mercy Allen 
1742 ( Stephen of Mercy Kidder 
by M r Worcester. 

Aug. 13 1747 

The Covenant was owned by Abigail Calef and her child 
(Peter) baptized. 

Aug. 16 The Coven 1 was owned by Benj a Coffin 3 tlus who was 
then Baptized. 

as also by Mary (wife of Henry) Coffin & her child (Elisab.) 
baptized. 

and by Priscilla (wife of Jon a Coffin Jun r ) & her. Josh, baptized. 

Baptized also at the same time 

Abigail / 

T of Josi Coffin Esqr 

Janet ) J l 

Elisab ' 



I 



26 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



of Mehetable Colman 
of Geo : & Elisa. Gardner 
of Jos. Hooten 



Mary of Jn° & Lydia Coffin 

Ephraim \ 

Jethro > of Susan : Coffin 

Jon a ) 

Margaret of Eb r Calef. 

Obed of Crom : & Ruth Coffin 

Jemima 

Kezia 

George 

Elisha 

Joseph 

Rich d 

Abigail of Abig 1 Morselander 

Lucy of Mary Burridge once Mary Gabriel. 

James of Mercy Kidder 

Paul ) e w< 

XT . \ of Elisa. Pease 

Noah ) 

Elisab. \ 

Judith > of Content Russel 

Silas ) 

Deborah of [blank] Swain 

By the Rev d M r Hovey of Metapoiset. 

Nov. 12. 1749 

Baptized by Rev d M r Newman Scil 

Mary of Timo y White 

James of Josiah Coffin 

John of George Gardner 

Henry of Mary (wife of Henry) Coffin 

Judith of Elisabeth Pease. 

Mary of Mary Burridge. 



An accompt of the money given me for preaching the Gos[ 

at Nantuckett where I began May 9 1725^ 

£ 
Aug- 18 ( Recieved of Jos. Coffin - - - 13 

1725) 13 = 00 = 00 

June 27 



726 



of G. Gardner Esq r - - - - - 20=00 = 00 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

July 27 ( & 

J {of Edw d Bromfield Esq r at Boston 22 - 00 = 00 

1726 ( * J 

June 26 I 

\ Recieved of Jn° Coffin - - - 4c =00 = 00 

1727 ) J * D 

Au Z' 29 Reciev'd of M r Bromfield $$£ - 33 

Apr. 1728 

Recieved of Cap* Gardner the Sum of 05 - 00 - 00 

£ 

( Recieved of Jn° Coffin Sher. - 05 

Cprjt j 1 

1 < of his Mother 02 = 00 = 00 

1728 I 

\ of Robert Coffin - - - - - - 02 = 00 = 00 

Sep 1 2 \ Recieved from the Society by y e 

1728 \ hands of J. Coffin - - - - - 18 = 10 =00 

18 = 10= 00 

Sep 1 14 of Ed. Bromfield Esq r 69 = 10 = 00 

Nov. 25 £ 

1728 Recieved by Jos. Coffin - - - 15 =05 

Feb. 25 172I By Jn° Coffin 15 =00 

May 27 

By George Gardner Esq r - - - 12 = 

1729 J ° n 

More -.--.-.--. o- 

more about o - 

Jan. 9 1730 By Capt. Coffin ----- 17 11 
More by y e same hand - - 5 11 

June 23 By John Coffin 20 11 

June 20 By — Hatch 00 11 

Aug. 15 By John Coffin ------- 2 11 

Sept. 1. By Eb r Calef -------- 9 „ 

By another hand 1 11 15 11 

By another 1-6- 

Feb. 18 1730/1 p J. G. ------- 31- o- 

June 10 1731 p J. Johnson 00 11 10 11 

July — p — Hatch 4/6 0-4- 

Apr 1 1732. p M. G. 20/ 1 - o- 

Jan. 24 i73§ p Jos. Coffin 50": </ : 

Feb. 2. p E. Calef 60/ 3 11 o 11 

March 24 p Jos. Chase 90/ - 4 11 10 11 

May 10 p Brock 80/ 4 11 o 11 

A u g- 1733 of Ebr. Calef 30/ 1 11 10 11 



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10 11 00 

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TIMOTHY WHITK PAPERS. 

of Jonath. Coffin Z. Bunker E. Bennit - 8 h o n o 

Dec r Tho s Brock i bl Beef 100/ - - - - 5 11 o 11 o 

Bayley about 35/ - - - 1 - 15 - o 

Apr 1 1734 p Jos Chase ------- 6-0-0 

p Calef 9 -------- g_ o _ 

May 6. p Elis. S. 3-13-0 

May 8. p Calef 8-0-0 

May 15 p Calef ---------- 4-10-0 

from the Society p D. N. - - - 39 11 on o 



Aug. 8 th 1 

b ( p. I) n Hay 20/ - - - - - - 01 11 o 11 

Dec r 17. 1734 p J. Chase ------ 2 - o- o 

Dec r — p John White - 0-10-0 

Jan. 7 1734/5 From the Society - - - - ^44-3- 

July 23 p Joseph Skill 40/ ------ 2 - o - o 

Aug. 28 th from the Society - - - - - - 34-12-0 

March i st 1735/6 Rec d ^35 - - - - - - 35- o- 

Aug. 17 1736 Rec d £ 41 5/0 - - - - - 41-05-0 

of Hagar 13/ - 0-13-0 

Jan y of John White 19/6 ------- 0-19-6 

1737 

March 26 th of J. G. about 33 - - - - - 32-17-0 

Sept. 6 th p J. G. about - - - - - - - 31-15-0 

Aug. 29. 1738 p J. G. about 50-0-0 

p Hagar 10/ 0-10- o 

March ) p Eb r Calef - - 65 - 

3. 1739/40 ( Ditto 160/ ------ 8-0-0 

Apr 1 17 th 1 741 p Eb r Calef - - - - - - 50-0-0 

Dec 1 " p R. Wyer 37/7 -------- I _ 1 y_y 

May 20 1742 p M r Calef - - 62-0-0 

Apr 1 14 1743 p M r Calef- - - - - - - 55-10-8 

Apr 1 18 1744 p M r Calef - ------ 100- 0-0 

Aug. 27 1744 p M r Brock 50-0-0 

1745 p M r Calef ---- 20-0-0 

1746 

Feb. 8 th p M r Brock - - - - - *- r - 20-0-0 

Apr 1 28 1746 p M r Brock ------- 100- 0-0 

E. G. 20/ 

1747 May 8 th p Capt Coff. -150- 8. 8 

Aug. p M r Calef of Contribut rs 200/ - - - 10 . - 

E. G. 20/ - - - - - - 1 - - 






TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Dec. 12 1748 j. 

Rec d of M r Calef 192 - 

L. C. 20/ - H-r.3/6 - - - 1- 3- 

Dec r 18 1749 Rec d of M r Calef - - - - - 31- 
Jan. 2 d Rec d of Cap 1 Coffin - - - - - -112-10- 

& to have of M r Brock - 50- 

1750. May. Rec d of M r Calef 140/ - - - 7 - 

1749 from Phillips 120/ 

Rec d out of y e annual Collection at Boston 25 - o - 

and from Mr Hubbard ------ 3 _ 

Oct. Rec d a Benefaction from Boston to y e 

Value of 57 - 10 - 

1750 Out of annual Collection at Boston [blank] 



29 



Schooling ace 1 begin 
Jan y 6 1745/6 @ 2/4 ^ week 



weeks 



Janet Brock 


9 


@2/ 


Tho s Brock 


12 


1 


Cal b Bunker 


13 


1 


Jn° Bunker 


10 


1 


Geo: Bunker 


14 


1 


Tho s Clark 


8 




Jos. Clark 


9 


1 


Edw d Coffin 


9 




And w Coffin 


10 




Rich d Coffin 


7 




Josh. Coffin 


10 


1 


Cal b Coffin 


11 


1 


Bart. Coffin 


11 


1 


Uri. Coffin 


11 


1 


Ann Coffin 


9 




W m Ellis 


4 


f 


W m Fitch 


8 




Coffin Fitch 


11 




Shub 1 Folger 


7 




Jn° Folger 


7 




Nath 1 Folger 


7 





30 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

weeks 

Ben. Gardner 13 

Enoch Gard r 1 

Ann Macy 5 p d 10/6 D° 1/2 

Mary Macy 2 p d 4/S 

Joseph Macy 8 

Henry Macy 12 1 

Paul Macy 1 1 1 

Jn° Pinkham 8 1 

Sam. Maxey 9 

Franc s Worth 6 

6/Par. Coffin 5 

27/ Eliph. Coffin 5 1 

Feb. 

j Beth Gardner 7 1 

3 j Eb r Coffin 7 1 

March 3 d 

Eb. Calef 7 1 

Rob 1 Hunter 6 1 

Ob. Hussey 7 1 

•4/ 

James Chase 4 

Jer. Gardner 3 1 

Kath. Coffin 3 1 

Peter Clark 2 1 

Ben. (of D) Clark 2 1 

Church Clark 3 1 

Jon a Clark 1 

Apr 1 7 th 

Seth Worth 2 1 

Ben. Folger 2 1 

Geo : Smith 2 1 

Pebek : Coffin 1 1 

22/Jon a Fitch N 1 

Uri. Bunk. 1 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



31 



Schooling ace* @ 2/ ^ week 
Began April 28 1746 



Tho s Brock 


27 




Sar. Brown 


18 




Jn° Bnnker 


8 




Geo: Bunker 


2 5 




Uri. Bunker 
Obed Bunker 






24 
24 


1 02 


Caleb Bunker 


22 




Joseph Clark 


25 




Ben Clark 


26 — 


— 97 


Peter Clark 


26 




And r Coffin 


9 




Caleb Coffin 


21 




Eliph. Coffin 


n 




Rebek. Coffin 


12 




Josh. Coffin 


20 




Judith Coffin 


8 






IX 3 


Bart. Coffin 


17 




Uri. Coffin 


20 




Eben. Coffin 


25 




Kath. Coffin 






Eben. Calef 
Coffin Fitch 


if> 


88 


2 




Jon a Fitch 


19 




Beth 1 Gardner 


21 




Jer. Gardner 


2 5 




Ben. Folger 


26 




Rob. Hunter 
Isaac Meirack 




T Tfi 


24 
21 




Jn° Meirack 


21 




Henry Macy 


16 




Paul Macy 


18 




Jn° Pinkham 


20 


^ 


Obed Hussey 






2 3 


119 


Geo. Smith 


23 




Church Clark 


1 





32 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



Mr 


y 

r Christ er Coffin 
Ben. Gardner 


weeks 

4 Jo. 

2 


Macy 3 


5 " 


Jn° Arthur 


1 1 






Edw d Coffin 


5 




6/fobit 

Seth Worth 


r 9 

22 




12/W™ Elles 
Jon a Clark 


10 
16 




Abel Gardner 




131 


20 


May 

13/Fr. Moors 


13 




( Sam 1 Long 
19 I Fr. Hooten 
( Abiel Moors 


*9 




24 




16 




26 Fr. Gardner 


2 3 




Jos. Brock 
Will'" Brock 




116 


l 9 


And r Brock 


21 




June 2 d 






Par. Calef 


HHrli 




Elisa Calef 
3./Tho s Newel 
4 /W m Black 


21 

h*3 




f Ab 1 Allen 






J Jos. Allen 
| Ren. Allen 






1 C. Morselander 


J 9 


100 


( Alex r Coffin 


18 




30 < Chr. Stretton 
( Ant. Stretton 


Z@3/ 3 
10 @ 3/ 3 


36 


July 

7 Ben. Stretton 
( Eunice Coffin 


9 ®zl 2 
16 r 




14 < Peggy Coffin 
( Mary Coffin 


1 
1 


Maxey 1 
Dikes 1 


21/Essex 


10 




Au 


gust 


Russel | 





TIMOTHY WHITK PAPERS. 



33 



( Abr m Micah 


10 


( Sam. Micah 


10 


Sept r 




( Jn° Woodbury 


7 


8 < Tho s Clark 


10 


( — Hammond 


4 


Oct. 28 Jn° Folger 


5 


15 Harker of R. Macy 


9 


22 d Joseph Gardner 


8 


( Ann Elles 


1 


29 j Betty Barker 


4P d 7/ 


Oct 20 th 




Sar. Coffin 


6 


( Nat. Folger 


5 


2 7 1 

' ( Jan 1 Brock 


4 



122 



Schooling ace 1 Dec r 1. 1746 
@ 2/6 ^ week. 



W. Black 


2 


3/ 


Jo. Brock 


10 




W. Brock 


8 




An. Brock 


9 




Jan 1 Brock 


9 




Tho s Brock 


14 


*3 


Jn° Bunk r 


16 


2 


Geo: Bunk r 


18 


13 


Cal. Bunk r 


17 


7 


Uri. Bunk. 


2 




Obed Bunk. 


2 (107) 




Eb. Calef 


11 


11 


Tho s Clark 


3 




Jo. Clark 


3 




Ben. Clark 


3 




Pet. Clark 






Ed. Coffin 


12 


3 


An. Coffin 


14 


3 


Sar. Coffin 


14 





3/ p Week 



34 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



Par. Coffin 


12 




Eb. Coffin 


2 


1 


Alex Coffin 


2 




Cal. Coffin 


ri 


12 


Eun. Coffin 


4 9 r 


(88) 72 


Josh. Coffin 


5 


7 


Dykes 


16 




H. Folger 


16 


2 


Jn° Folger 


12 

*5 


1 


Nat. Folger 


2 


Ben. Card. 


1 1 




Jer. Gard. 


14 


12 


Fr. Gardner 


3 


9 


Eb. Marker 






Fr. Hooten 


14 — 106 


1 1 


Jo. Macy 


1 1 


6 


Hen : Macy 


12 


6 


Paul Macy 


14 


10 


S. Maxey 


10 


6 


T. Newel 


18 


8 


Jo. Gardner 


16 


12 


Ob. Hussey 


!5 


12 


Jn° Pink m 


9 


1 


W. Russel 


9 




Seth Worth 


1 




Abr. Micah 


4 


7 


Sam. Micah 


4 — 124 


8 


Dec r 8/ 




@ 3/ P Week 


Syl. Bunk r 


10 


May Deb Coffin* 


Rich d Coffin 


11 


18/ Ch. Coffinj 


22/B: Gardner 


3 




Jan. 26 






( Jenkins 


5 




Tho I Jenkins 


10 


7 


( Jenkins 


10 , f 


12 


Matt. Jenk n 


2 




Alex. Moors 


8 


4 


Feb. 17 th 




Wyer 


Th s Wilson 


4 


Wyer 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



35 



23 d Bethnel 

Abel G - r 
March 

( Josh. Coff. 
2 ( Hunter 

I Trist. G. 
9 ( Elis. Ca 
16. Sus. Coff. 

\ Fr. Moors 
) Bek. Moors 



May 21 st 



1 
13 



12 

1 1 



1791030 



r 



3° J 
Apri 



27 
May 

1 1 



March 

Uri. Bunker 

Obed Bunker 

Morselander 

n° Arthur 

1. 

Jane Hunter 

Nab. Morsetan 

Peter Caleb 

Han. (of Jn° Coff.) 

Susa : Coffin 

Geo: Smith 

Armstrong 

Pinkham 
Zach s Swain 
Elisha Bunk. 
Isaac Mireck 
John Mireck 



3/ ? Week 

2 

7 

14 
9 



4 
10 

10 
6 
3 
9 

9 



Schooling ace 1 Began 



July 6 

Tho s Brock 
Geo: Bunker 
Elish. Bunk r 
Obed Bunk r 
Eb. Calef 



1747 @ 3/ V week 



22 
25 
25 
1 
27 



OF^reri 



$6 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



Peter Caleb 


8 


Deb. Coffin 


11 


Charles Coffin 


1 1 


Ben : Folger 


10 


Abel Gardner 


24 


Franc. Gardner 


20 


Jer. Gardner 


x 9 


Jo : Gardner 


26 


Ob. Hussey 


19 


Rob. Hunter 


17 


Th s Jenkins 


27 


Ab r Micah 


12 


Sam. Micah 


12 


Isaac Mireck 


10 


Jn° Mireck 


1 1 


C. Morselander 


10 


Ab 1 Morsel 


10 


Paul Macy 


7 


( Pinkham 




j Zach s Swain 


10 


Geo. Smith 


J 5 


Wm. Smith 


IS 


Trist. Gardner 


21 


. Wyer . 




. . Wyer . . 




Fr. Hooten 


23 


B. Stretton 


3 


Ch. Stretton 


4 


Ant. Stretton 


4 


Fr. Moors 


8 


Sam : Maxey 


20 


Alex. Moors 


2 


John Jasper 


9 


Caleb Bunk r 


24 


Ben : Jenkins 


28 


spt r 21 




( Mary Coffin 


6 


( Ephr m Coffin 


J 9 


Mary of J. G. 


24 



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Oct r 5. Judith Barn d 3 

i2/And r Coffin 20 

Nov r 2 Dykes 19 
13/Mary Gardner § 1 ab 1 2 

16. Rich d Coffin 17 

Rich d Coffin 1 

Ann Coff. 4 



Ab 1 Coff 
( Josep Bunker 
30 j Jo. Allen 
Dec r 15 th 

Ben : Gardner 

Edw d Coffin 

Eb. Harker 
Dec r 21. Wilson 
March 21. Fr. Moors 

Tho s Jenkins 

Geo. Bunker 

Elisha Bunker 

Joseph Gardner 

Seth Worth 
March 

( Isaac Mireck 

j John Mireck 

( Hunter 
7 th < F. Brock 

( Abel Gardner 

( Jer. Gardner 
14 < Jer. Prier 

( And r Worth 

Mary Coffin 

Ephr m Coffin 

Ben : Jenkins 

Caleb Bunker 

Eb. Calef 
2i/Trist m Bunker 



Love Gardner 5 
Charles Coffin 5 



14 
12 

9 

1 

6 

14 
13 
14 

13 & 5 

2 



4 T.5 

9 

8 

8 

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Schooling Ace 1 


beg 


;an May 2 d 1748 


@3/7 V 


Week. 


Geo : Bunker 




3 1 


Elish. Bunker 




3 1 


Tristram Bunk 1 " 




2 1 


Th s Brock 




26 


Charles Coffin 




17 


Will 1 " Coffin 




5 


Fr. Hooten 




l 5 


Rob. Hunter 




10 


Ben : Jenkins 






Th s Jenkins 




20 


Jo : Gardner 




34 


Love Gardner 




24 


Abig 1 Gardner 




3 


Franc : Gardner 




6 


Abel Gardner 




22 


Nath n Gardner 




21 


Jn° Mi reck 




26 


Tim : Mireck 




20 


Franc : Moors 




3 


Jer. Gardner 




l 3 


Seth Worth 




12 


And r Worth 




7 


Geo : Smith 




21 100 


Arm : Smith 




22 


Jer. Prier 




17 


Zac s Swain 




9 


Hannah Swain 




5 


Rob 1 Meader 




13 rec d 46/6 


Reub n Giles 




10 rec d 35/8 


Allen . . . 







Allen . . . . 




.... -7— ... . 



11 th Mary Gardner \ \ 2 \ ■ \ \ \ 
16 Obed Coffin 

Will m Gardner 
June 12. Peter Gardner 
20 th Abigail Worth 2 223 



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2 5 
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Schooling @ 3/7 ^ week 
part of time 4/ ^J9 week 



Nov r 21 



Aug. 15 th 

Ab 1 (of Crom 1 ) 
Oct : 3. Ann Brock 
10 Mary Coffin 
3 1 /Dykes of R. G. 

Henry Macy 

Paul Macy 
Jan y 30 Elles (of El. A) 
Feb. 13. Ben : Folger 

( Geo : Bunker 12 

th 
March 6 | Elisha Bunker 24 

Tho s Brock 26 

Ann Brock 26 

13. Rich (of Jon a ) Worth 2 

( Jer. Gardner 24 

14 t Will" 1 Gardner 30 

John Meyreck 30 

Timo : Meyreck 30 

Apr 1 24. Tristram Bunker 23 

May i st Meade r 

Giles 

Obed Coffin 

Armstrong 

Prier 

Abel Gardner 

May J Nathan Gardner 

8 1 Francis Gardner 

Peter Gardner 

Elias Coffin 

Prince Coffin 

Zach y Coffin 

James Coffin 
10 Kidder \ 21 

June — 
19 th Mary Bunker 22 





12 


Rec d 


42/ D° 6/ 




12 


Rec d 48/ 




3° I 








22.V 








8 








2 1 








21 








24 








2 5 






1 


24 






1 


27 






3 
4 


2 2 






3 
4 


23 







86/ p d by M r Brock 



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Aug. 22 Abner Coffin 


3 


Elisha Bunker 


9 


Tho s Brock 


i 


Ann Brock 


7 


Tristram Bunk 1 " 


4 


Oct. 10 Mary (of J. G.) 
Kidder 


6 

5 


1 6. Fr. Hooten 


6 


1 8 Bayley (of J G) 


h 4 



Schooling Ace* to June 30 1740 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Timo y Barnard 


14/9 




Tho s Brock 


45/ 




George Bunker 


18/ 




Dan 1 Bunker 


i/3 




John Bunker 


27/ 


27/ 


Eb r Calef 


16/ 




David Clark 


7/6 




Nath 1 Clark 


6/3 




Will™ Clasby 


7/5 




John Coffin 


«7 




Jon a Coffin 


13/6 


a sheep 


Josiah Coffin 


2 7/ 


1 sheep sk. 


Micah Coffin 


13/6 


Fish 


Rob 1 Coffin 


i/3 




Humphrey Elles 


13/6 


Mowing 8/ 


Nathan Coffin 


22/ 


56/7 


Peter Fitch 


13/6 




Barz. Folger 


27/ 


48/1 


Shub 1 Folger 


13/6 




Timo y Folger 


13/6 




Zac s Folger 


27/ 




Peter Folger 


3/9 


'3/9 


Tho s Arthur 


i/3 




Abel Gardner 


5/ 




And r Gardner 


7/6 


7 /6 ii/i 


Eb r Gardner 


18/6 





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IH. 



Grafton Gardner 


J 4/9 








John Gardner 


12/6 






■ 


James Gardner 


13/6 






, 


Ix>is Gardner 


13/6 




i3/5 /1 




Reub. Gardner 


13/6 








Raymond Harker 


13/6 






O 


Obed Hussey 


13/6 








Matt. Jenkins 


2/6 








Isaac Meyrick 


ll 








Dan 1 Paddack 


18/6 








Leah Paddack 


18/6 






13 


Caleb Swain 


5/ 






>- 


Rich d Swain 


2l/6 






U 


Will™ Swain 


2 7/ 




9o lb Beef@/7 


52/6 


Pel eg Pinkham 


8/ 








Sain 1 Russel 


10/8 








Jon a Ramsdel 


4/i 








James Whippey 


12/6 








Nath 1 Woodbury 


J 3/9 









Rich d Worth 


5/4 






< 


Cal b Stretton 


21/1 








Schooling 


Ace 1 to 


Sept. 


29. 1740 




Tho 8 Arthur 


16/ 




Cr. 


1 


Timo y Barnard 


12/4 






1 


Tho s Brock 


2" 5- 










George Bunker 


l6- 







John Bunker 


l6- 





24/7 


1 


Eb r Calef 


l6- 







' 


John Chadwick 


9- 


11 




-a 


Nath 1 Clark 


l6- 









Dan 1 Coffin 


7- 





• 


cd 

u 


John Coffin 


8- 





t 


1 


Jon a Coffin 


1- 5" 


9 


J 


Jos. Coffin 


1- 6- 







3 




Micah Coffin 


16- 







Nathan Coffin 


1 — 12 - 







< 



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Humphry Elles 


16- 


o 


Peter Pitch 


16- 


o 


Barzilla Folger 


I - 12 - 


o 


Peter Folger 


16- 





Shub 1 Folger 


8- 


9 


Timo y Folger 


16- 





Zaccheus Folger 


I - 12 - 


o 


Abel Gardner 


6- 


3 


Andrew Gardner 


i6~ 


o 



21 



16/ 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Eb r Gardner 




16/ 


Grafton Gardner 




1.6/ 


James Gardner 




16/ 


John Gardner 




15/ 


Lois Gardner 




16/ 


Reuben Gardner 




16/ 


Raym d Marker 




16/ 


Obed Hussey 




16/ 


Isaac Meyrick 




16/ 


Dan 1 Paddack 




16/ 


Leah Paddack 




12 / 3 


Jon a Ramsdel 




16/ 


Peleg Pinkham 




i3/6 


Sam 1 Russel 




16/ 


Rich d Swain 


2 - 


- 8-0 


Will m Swain 


I • 


- 13-° 


Caleb Stretton 


2 ■ 


- 8-0 


James Whippey 


I • 


-12 — 


Nath 1 Woodbury 




7-0 


Rich d Worth 




16/ 


Will. Smith 




6/3 




20 


~ 6-0 


W. Swain 8 Weeks 




9-10 


Dr - Sum total 


Dr -i6- 


-10- 6 


Cr. 


r 5" 


-11- 6 



16/ 





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Schooling Ace 1 to Jan y 3 1740/41 



Timo y Barnard 


22/2 


Tho* Brock 


39/ 


Geo. Bunker 


22/2 


Dan 1 Bunker 


10/ 


John Bunker 


25/10 


Kb' Calef 


22/ 


Jn° Cha'dwick 


5/ 


Nath 1 Clark 


5/ 


Dan 1 Coffin 


i/4 


John Coffin 


46/ 


J on a" Coffin 


2 7/3 


Josiah Coffin 


25/10 


Micah Coffin 


13/6 


Nathan Coffin 


32/ 


Rob 1 Coffin 


8/7 


Humphrey Elles 


3/9 


Peter Fitch 


16/ 


W m Clasby 


2/6 


Barzil. Folger 


27/6 


Peter Folger 


2/6 


Timo y Folger 


9/10 


Zach 9 Folger 


22/ 




19 - 14 - 8 


Abel Gardner 


16/ 


And r Gardner 


13/10 


Eb r Gardner 


6/3 


Grafton Gardner 


h/6 


John Gardner 


is/ 


Lois Gardner 


16/ 


Peter Gardner 


8/ 


Reuben Gardner 


13/10 


Obed Hussey 


.6/ 


Isaac Meyrick 


5/ 


Joseph Macey 


5/ 


Dan 1 Paddack 


12/ 


Eliph* Paddack 


I0/ 


Leah Paddack 


1 1/4 



tfc! 

o 

1- 

a 
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0/6 



16/ lg 

o 



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"b 

u 



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Peleg Pinkham 


8/8 


Jon a Ramsdel 


6/3 


Sam 1 Russel 


5/ 


Rich d Swain 


16/ 


Will" 1 Swain 


9/10 


Caleb Swain 


3/9 


Caleb Stretton 


i7/4 


Jon a Pitts 


4/8 


James Whippee 


9/10 


W m Smith 


3/6 


Peter Ray 


5/ 



12 



Schooling Ace* to April 2 cl 1741 



Tho s Arthur 


5/6 


Timo y Barnard 


8/ 


Tho s Brock 


2-17-0 


Geo. Bunker 


1 - 17 - 


Dan 1 Bunker 


13-6 


John Bunker 


2 - 0-0 


Eb r Calef 


6-9 


W m Clasby 


1 - 1 - 


Jon a Coffin 


1-15-6 


John Coffin 


2 - 2-0 


Josiah Coffin 


2 - 2-0 


Peter Fitch 


-18-0 


Barz. Folger 


10 - 


Peter Folger 


2-6 


Timo y Folger 


2-6 


Zacc s Folger 


9-6 


Abel Gardner 


16-0 


And r Gardner 


6-9 


Gr. Gardner 


4-0 


John Gardner 


1 - 10 - 


Lois Gardner 


0-17-6 


Reub. Gardner 


5-6 


Nath n Coffin 


13-6 


Rob 1 Coffin 


16-0 



Wool 15 lb @ 3/6 



20/ 



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Obed Hussey 


5-6 


Dan 1 Paddack 


9-0 


Kliph. Paddack 


1-3-6 


Jon* Pitts 


4-6 


\V m Old ridge 


5-4 


Caleb Swain 


I - o - o 


VV m Swain 


9-6 


Rich d Swain 


8-9 


Henry Woosoo 


2-6 


Zach. Folger 


9-6 


as above 





4-8 



5/ 



u 

jS 
o 

o 



T^r 



bchooln 


ig Ace 1 to J i 


ily 2 a 1 


741 


r 

Tho s Arthur 


16/ 




Cr. 


Timo y Barnard 


1-15- 


9 




Tho* Brock 


2-15- 


9 




Tho" Bailey 


1 - 2 - 


2 




Geo: Bunker 


16/ 






Jn° Bunker 


0- 18- 


6 


l8/6 


Eb' Calef 


1-3- 


6 




Jn° Chadwick 


- 12 - 


4 




Dan 1 Chadwick 


0- 9- 


10 




John Coffin 


16/10 




Jon a Coffin 


1 - 1 - 


1 




Josiah Coffin 


16/ 






Nath n Coffin 


1 — 12 - 







Joseph Colman 


12 - 


4 




Peter Fitch 


16/ 






Barzil. Folger 


1 - 12 - 







Peter Folger 


16/ 






Timo y Folger 


16 






Zach 8 Folger 


1 - 12 - 








o 

»-. 
>-. 

o 
o 



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Dr. 


Cr. 


Abel Gardner 


6/ 




Andrew Gardner 


16/ 




Grafton Gardner 


9/11 




John Gardner 


15/ 




Lois Gardner 


16/ 




Reuben Gardner 


1- 3-5 




Tho 3 Gardner 


12-4 




Dan 1 Ilussey 


6-2 




Obed Hussey 


16 




Jn° Johnson 


3-9 




Tho s Jones 


J 3-7 




Peter Jenkins 


11 - 1 




Tho s Moors 


J 4/9 




W m Old ridge 


16/ 




Peleg Pinkham 


8/ 




Jon a Pitts 


13/ 


13/ 


Dan 1 Paddack 


J 4/9 




Leah Paddack 


16/ 




Sam 1 Russel 


3/ 




Sam 1 Ray 


3-9 

10-15-2 

12-4 




Dr/ 




Cr / 


Caleb Stretton 


10 . 




Rich d Swain 


3 2 / 




Will m Swain 


12/4 




Jon a Upham 


16/ 


16/ 


Rob 1 VVier 


9-11 




Timo y Wier 


7" 2 




James Whippey 


28/1 1 


28/n 


Dan 1 Bunker 


5/ 




Will" 1 Clasby 


6- 2 




Eliakim Swain 


16/ ♦ , 


* 16/ 


Henry Woosoo 


13/6 





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1742/school 


ng Acc ts to 


Sepf 25 


Ik/ 




Cr 


Tho" Arthur 


13 .6. 




Timo v Barnard 


10-8. 




Tho* Brock 


1 - 1 - 




Tho 1 Bailey 


1 - 9-6 




Geo : Bunker 


6-7. 




Jn° Bunker 


14-9 


■7/ 


Eb f Calef 


*-*3 • 3> 




J n° Chad wick 


13-6 




I* m 1 Chad wick 


13 • 6. 




Jn" Coffin 


16-0 




Jon* Coffin 


14 . 9 




Josi. Coffin 


14 . 9 




Nath" Coffin 


1 - 9-6. 




Joseph Col man 


14-9 




Peter Fitch 


1 - 9-6 




Barz. Folger 


1 - 9 — 6 




Peter Folger 


14-9 




Timo y Folger 


14-9. 




Zach" Folger 


1 - 17 - 6 




Abel Gardner 


5-° 






19 . 6 . 




Grafton Gardner 


14 . 9. 




Jn° Gardner 


13 • 9- 




Lois Gardner 


14 . 9 




Reub n Gardner 


- 16-0 




Tho' Gardner 


14 • 9. 




Obed Hussey 


14 . 9. 




Jn° Johnson 


14 . 9. 




Tho* Jones 


9 • 7 




Peter Jenkins 


14 . 9. 




Tho' Moors 


14 . 9. 




\V m Old ridge' 


14 . 9. 




Peleg Pinkham 


10 . 




Jon* Pitts 


6-7 




Dan 1 Paddack 


8-0 




Leah Paddack 


2 . 6. 




Sam 1 Ray 


14. 9 





m 

o 
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4 8 



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Peter Ray 


7-i 




Cal. Stretton 


13-0 




Rich d Swain 


16-0 




\V m Swain 

r 


1-9.6 
13 . 04 . 6 


Cr 


Eleakim Swain 


14- 9 


J 4/9 


Jon a Upham 


13- 6. 


16/4 


Rob 1 Wyer 


13-6 




Timo y Wyer 


11 - 11. 




James Whippey 


1- 4- 6. 


24/1 


And r Gardner 


6- 7 





4- 4 
The above Acc ts carry'd off. 



Schooling Acc ts to Feb y i 3t 1 741/2 

Dr/Tho s Arthur 12/4 

Tho s Bayley- - - - 

Tho s Brock - - - - 

Geo. Bunker - - - 

Dan 1 Bunker - - - 

John Bunker - - - 

*W m Clasb) - - - - 

John Coffin - - - - 

Jon a Coffin - - - - 

Josi. Coffin - - - - 

Rob 1 Coffin - - - - 

Barz. Folger - - - 

Peter Folger - - - 

Timo y Folger - - - 

Zac s Folger - - - - 

Graft u Gardner- - - 

Jn° Gardner - - - 

Lois Gardner - - - 

Tho s Gardner - - - 

Peter Pitch - - - - 

20- 15-7 



12 - 


4 


J 3- 


3 


1 - 12 - 


6. 


■ 1- 7- 


1 


9- 


10. 


1 -14 . 


2 


14- 


9- 


1-19- 


5 


1 - 10 - 


4. 


2 - 01 - 


1 1 


3" 


2. 


2 - 1 - 


11. 


1 - 


3 


5" 





1-17- 





17- 


3 


16- 


3 


17- 


3- 


11 — 


1 


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lV,'Obed Hussey - 


- 


17-3 


John Johnson - - 


- 


7-4 


Tho 9 Moors - - - 


- 


3-9 


Leah Paddack - - 


- 


2-6 


Paul Paddack - - 


- 


10 - 


Jon" Pitts - - - 


- 


12-4 


Sam 1 Ray - - - 


- 


12-3 


Caleb Stretton - - 


- 


12-4. 


\V m Swain - - - 


- 


1- 4-8 


A big 1 Woodbury - 


- 


16-0 


J on" Upham - - 


- 


5-° 



6- 3 
The Ace 1 above carry 'd off 



Schooling . 


/\cc l 


to May i st 


1742 


*/ Old Ten r 






Or/ 


Tho 8 Arthur 21/ - - 


1 - 


1 - 




Timo y Barnard 16/ - 




16-0 




Tho 8 Brock 42/ - - 


2 - 


2-0 




Geo. Bunker 28/3 - - 


1 - 


3-3 




Dan 1 Bunker 8/9 - - 




8-9. 




Jn° Bunker 36/5 - - 


1 - 


.6-5. 




Caleb Bunker 6/3 - - 




6-3 




Eb r Calef 20/0 - - - 


1 - 


O-O 




W m Clasby 21/- - - 


1 - 


I - O 




Jn° Coffin 45/9- - - 


2 — 


5.-9- 




Jon* Coffin 32/3 - - 


1 - 


12-3 




Josi. Coffin 59/6 - - 


2 - 


19-6. 




Rob 1 Coffin 9/6 - - 




9-6 




Barz. Folger 54/4 - - 


2 - 


14-4 




Peter Folger 11/3 - - 




11 -3 




Timo y Folger 10/ - - 




10 - 




Zach" Folger 34/ - - 


1 - 


14-0 




Joseph Colman 3/9 - 




3-9 





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D'/ Old Tenour 

Grafton Gardner - - 

Jn° Gardner 20/ - - 

Lois Gardner 21/ - - 

Peter Gardner 9/1 » - 
Tho s Gardner 10/ 
Jn° Johnson 10/6 

Tho s Jones 2/6 - - 

Abel Gardner 2/6- - 

Obed Hussey 21/ - - 

Tho s Moors 16/ - - 
Leah Paddack 9/3 

Jon a Pitts 14/ - - - 

Caleb Stretton 14/ - 

Sam 1 Russel 5/ - - 

W m Swain 15/ - - - 
Eliakim Swain 1/3 

Jon a Upham 10/ - - 

Rob 4 Wier 2/6 - - - 
Abig 1 Woodbury 17/6 

Peter Fitch 1/3 - - 



Cr/ 



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I - 


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I - 


1 - 







9 " 


11. 




10 - 







10 - 


6. 




2 - 


6 




2 - 


6. 


I - 


1 - 







16- 







9" 


3 




14- 







14- 







5 " 







15 " 







1 - 


3 




10 - 







2 - 


6. 


- 


J 7 " 


6 




1 " 


3 



£ll - 2 - 2 



Schooli 


ng 


Ace 1 to 


Aug. 6 1742 


Old Ten r 










Dr/Tho s Arthur 


- 


- 


0-18- 





Timo y Barnard - 


- 


- 


2-14- 





Tho s Brock - - 


- 


- 


1 - 10- 





Geo. Bunker 


- 


- 


- 11 - 





Dan 1 Bunker 


- 


- 


0-8- 


8 


John Bunker 


- 


- 


0- 18 - 





Caleb Bunker - 


- 


- 


1 " 5 " 


1 1 


Eb r Calef - - 


- 


- 


0- 18 - 





W m Clasby - - 


- 


- 


0- 18 - 


* f 


John Coffin - - 


- 


- 


0- 18 ~ 





Jon a Coffin - - 


- 


- 


- 19 - 





Josiah Coffin 


- 


- 


2 - 10 - 





Joseph Colman 


- 


- 


0- 18 - 






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IWnja. Coffin - - 


- o - 


5 - 





Humphrey Elles - 


o - 


5 " 





Peter Fitch - - - 


i - 


8 - 


1 i 


Barzil. Folger - - 


i - 


16 - 





Peter Folger - - 


o - 


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All the Debts which I have yet to demand for Schooling are 
contained in this Book 

u 

Umh 1. 1732/3 

T. W^iite 

Fred. & Stephen of CI. Folger 
Wil m of David Clark 
Seth of Shubal Folger 
Joshua of John Bunker 



Entred y e 
School 
March 5 th 

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March 13 



March 19 



Apr 1 2 



Apr 1 9 



of Tho s Crook 



Tho : 
Shubael 

two Boys of Dinah Ellis 
two Boys of W. Smith 
Dinah of Jn° Clark 
Rich' 1 of Im. Gabriel 
Ruth of D 1 Bunker 
David of Stubbs 1/8 
Silvanus of Jos. Worth 
Ann of Jonath n Coffin 
Peleg of Theodate Coffin 



Schooling Ace 1 to March 1 1732/3 
— Clear — 

Tho s Brock 24/6 --------- 1 

George Brown 95/ Primer 8 d - - - - 4 

George Bunker - - - - o 

Dan 1 Bunker ... - o 

John Bunker o 

Eb r Calef Sum total ------- 13 

Joseph Chase 12/7 Wood 4/ - - - - - o 

John Clark 29/3 wood 10/ - 1 

Eb r Coffin 28/9 1 

James Coffin 39/9 wood 4/ ----- - 2 

Jonathan Coffin 19/3 -------- o 

Rich d Coffin 12/5 --------- o 

Nath 11 Coffin 9/10 wood 5/ ----- - o 

John Coffin 5/ Paper 1/6 - - - - - - o 

Josiah Coffin 79/1 1 - 3 

Tho s Colman - - - - - o 

Hump. Elles 72/10 - - - 3 

Zacheus Folger 3/ wood 2/ o 

Tho s Brock 26/ ---------- 1 

Carry'd off and paid y e ------ {• - 4 

George Bunker 10/ -' - -. o 

Dan 1 Bunker 7/1 1 - - - o 

John Bunker 25/ --------- 1 

E. C H. 13 : 8 : o 



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Jos. Chase p d 
John Clark p d 

Kb' Coffin 38/9 ----- 1 11 18 11 9 

James Coffin Rye 24/ Corn 12/ Cash 20/ 2 11 16 11 o 

Jonathan Coffin 19/3 -------- o 11 19 11 3 

Rich* Coffin p d 

Nath Coffin 15/10 -------- o . 15 . 10. 

John Coffin 29/3 --------- 1 11 9 11 3 

Josiah Coffin 9/ Ditt.065/ Wool 2/ Tallow 4 lb 411 1 11 o 

Thomas Colman 14/ - - - - - - - - o 11 14 11 o 

Humphrey Ellis - - - - 3 11 12 11 7 

Immanuel Gabriel 25/6 ------- r _ 5 _ 5 

Joseph Gardner 21/2 -------- x _ x _ 2 

Eb r Gardner 42/ Wood 5/ ----- 2-7-0 

Jcr. Gardner 12/2 - - - o 11 12 11 2 

David Gwin 36/7 wood 4/ ----- - 2 11 o 11 7 

Jonath" Moors 5 - 19 - 6 ----- - 5 11 19 11 6 

Jonath" Ramsdel 31/2 Paper 2/ Ink 2/ - 1:15:2 

Sam 1 Russel 33/1 --------- 1 i' 13 11 1 

\Yil m Stubbs 12/6 wood 3/ ----- - o 11 15 11 6 

Wil m Swain 2/1 - - - - o 11 2 11 1 

Barn. Pinkham 37/3 Wood 5/ - - - - - 2 11 2 ii 3 

Jonath 11 Micah 66/ -------- 3 11 6 11 o 

Francis Coffin 9/7 --------- o 11 9 11 7 

David Clark n d - - o 11 o 11 n 

Ishmael Hughes 27/4 ------- 1 11 7 11 4 

Solomon Colman 1/ ------- - o 11 1 11 o 

Keturah Arthur 2/6 -------- o 11 2 11 6 

Jonathan Pinkham 1/6 ------- o n 1 11 6 

Tabitha Brown 15/ - - - o 11 15 11 o 

Sam 1 Ray 19/6 ---------- o 11 19 11 6 

Immanuel Gabriel 4 bls 28/ 1 11 8 11 o 

Joseph Gardner 21/2 ------- - 1 11 1 11 2 

Eb r Gardner 47/ 2 11 7 11 o 

Jcr. Gardner 12/2 --------- o \{ 12 11 2 

David Gwin p Jn° Macy 40/7 2 11 o 11 7 

Jona. Moors clear. 

Jonathan Ramsdel Labour ------ 1 11 10 11 6 

Sam 1 Russel in Labour 1 11 13 11 1 



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Will m Stubbs 15/6 O I! 

Will" 1 Swain clear. 

Barn. Pinkham clear. 

J. Mic. Cash 20/ wheat 21/ Cash 25/ - - 3 11 

Francis Coffin 9/7 --------- o 11 

David Clark n d - - - o 11 

Ishmael 2 Days Labour 14/ r bush 1 Rye 7/ 1 - 
Saml. Ray 2 Tubs. 



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Schooling Acc ts to May 31 1733 D r 

Tho s Brock 10/ 

George Brown 20/ 

Daniel Bunker clear 13/1 

John Bunker clear 11/9. 

Caleb Bunker io d Psalter 2/4 

Eb r Calef 20/ Paper 1/10 

David Clark 10/ 

John Clark 20/ 

Elean r Coffin 20/ 

John Coffin 33/1 1. Cheese 8/6 Beef 7/6. 

Jonath n Coffin 10/ 

Josiah Coffin 21/2 

Nathan Coffin 10/ 

Rich d Coffin 1/6. 

Theod. Coffin 6/ 

Tho s Crook 18/6 

John Ellis 17/ 

El r Folger 20/ Primer 8 d 

Shub 1 Folger 10/ 

Zach s Folger 10/ 

Thos. Brock 10/ o 11 10 11 

G. Brown 20/ 

Dan 1 Bunker in Beaf 13/1 - - - - - - , o - 13 - 

John Bunker 2/2 Cash 20/3 1 11 2 11 

Caleb Bunker 3/2 -- - 011311 

Eb r Calef clear 

David Clark 19/1 - - - - o 11 19 11 



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KI r Coffin 20/ - - I II O II O 

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John Coffin 38 wool 76/ 

Jonathan Coffin 10/ - o II 10 11 o 

Josiah Coffin Rhum 

Nathan Coffin 10/- - - - o 11 10 11 o 

Rich d Coffin clear 

Theodate Coffin 6/ --- 0-6-0 

Tho 9 Crook by Jn° Swain Jun r 18/6 - - - o - 18 - 6 

John Ellis 17/ - - - - o 11 17 11 o 

El r Folger clear 

chubael Folger 10/ ------- - o 11 10 11 o 

Immanuel Gabriel 11/6 
Abel Gardner 2/8 
Jer h Gardner 23/ 
Joseph Gardner 10/ 
Eb r Gardner 10/ 
David Gwin 16/ 
Jonath n Moors 20/ 
Barn* Pinkham 20/ 
Shub 1 Pinkham 7/6 



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Jon n Ramsdel 10/ 3 pair Hhs /$ ove 

Sam 1 Rnssel 10/ 

\Vill m Smith 17/ Paper 2/ 

Will* Stubbs 1/8 

Joseph Worth 6/10 

Immanuel Gabriel Labour 5/ 5/6 - - - o 11 10 11 6 

Abel Gardner 2/8 - - - - o 11 2 11 8 

Jer. Gardner 27/10 -------- 1 11 7 11 10 

Joseph Gardner 8/10 Ditto 1/2 - - - - o 11 10 11 o 

Eb r Gardner 10/ - - - - o 11 10 11 o 

David Gwin p Jn° Macy 16/ ----- o 11 16 11 o 

Jona. Moors carry'd off 
B. Pinkham carry'd off. 
Shubael Pinkham 7/6 ------- _ 7 _ 5 

Jona. Ramsdel clear. * ' 

Sam 1 Russel 10/ --------- - o 11 10 11 o 

Will m Stubbs 1/8 - - o 11 1 11 8 

Joseph Worth 6/10 o 11 6 11 10 



56 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Schooling Ace 1 to Aug. 31. 1733 

This Ace 1 runs to Sept. 15 th 1733/. D r 

Tho s Brock 10/ Psalter 2/4 1-8 

George Brown 20/ 3/4 

Caleb Bunker 10/ 1/8 

Dan 1 Hunker 20/ Psalter 2/4 3/4 

John Bunker 20/ clear 9/4 3/4 

Eb r Calef 20/ 3/4 Paper 2/ 

David Clark 10/ Psalter 2/4 1/8 

El r Coffin 20/ 3/4 

James Coffin 5/10 1/8 

John Coffin 20/ Psal. 2/4 Prim 8 d Paper 5/ 1 11 19 

Jonath 11 Coffin 10/ 3/4 2/5 

Josiah Coffin 20/ 3/4 Psalt r 2/4 Paper 2/ 

Nathan Coffin 10/ 2 Test. 8/ 1/8 

Theodate Coffin 10/ 1/8 

Tho s Crook 20/ 3/4 Aim. 5 d 

John Ellis 13/ 1/8 

El r Folger 20/ 3/4 

Shub 1 Folger 10/ 1/8 

Zach s Folger 10/ 1/8 

Tho s Brock 14/ and clear to Dec r 10. 

G. Brown clear 

Caleb Bunker 16/10 

Dan ! BunkerinBeef 25/8&cleartill Nov. 12 th 1- 5 

Jn° Bunker 26/4 & clear till Jan. i st 

Eb r Calef clear. 

David Clark clear 

El r Coffin 19/6 

James Coffin clear. 

John Coffin clear. 

Jonathan Coffin 10/9 30/ 2 11 o 

Josiah Coffin clear 

Nathan Coffin 18/ f 

Theodate Coffin 14/5 

Tho s Crook by Jn° Swain Jun r 31/6 

John Ellis 13/ 

El r Folger clear 

Shubael Folger *o/ 



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57 



Meervel Gabriel 10/ 1/8. 2 Aim. io d 

Abel Gardner 10/ 1/8 

Eb r Gardner 16/ 3/4 

Jcr. Gardner 30/ 5/ 

Joseph Gardner 10/ t/8 

David Gwin 22/ 3/4 

Jonath" Moors 25/ 3/4 

Marn* Pinkham 12/6 3/4 

Shub 1 Pinkham 24/7 a Testam 1 4/5 

Jonath" Ramsdel 10/ 1/8 Ink 2/ 

Sim 1 Russel 10/ 

Caleb Stretton 5/ 

El ia kirn Swain 0/10 1/8 

Joseph Worth 10/ 

John Clark 6/8 

Manuel Gabriel in Labour 19/6 Ditto 7/ 

Abel Gardner 17/2 

' ' th 

Eb' Gardner cleared to Dec r 10 

Joseph Gardner 18/10 

David Gwin p Jn° Macy 25/4 ----- 1 11 5 11 4 

Shubael Pinkham 17/6 37/ 

Sam 1 Russel 10/ - - - - 0-10-0 

El. Swain 2/6 ---------- o 11 2 11 6 

Joseph Worth 10/ 

I Left off School by reason of Illness the middle of Sept. and 
fc*gan again November 5 th 1733. 

Here follows a Catalogue of y e Scholars 

Nov r 5 th 

' John 

Josiah 

Jonathan (Exit — ) & James Coffin. Legorie 

Benj. & James Brown. 

Peter, Jethro & Jn° Coffin. 

Christopher & Josh. Bunker. 
Nov r 5 th { Jonath" & Will m Moors. , f 

Joseph Bunker 

William Bunker 

Tho s Crook 

Shubael Pinkham. 

Josiah Coffin. 



Gardner 



6 th 



58 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Paul Rawson 
Elisha Gardner 
Sam 1 Calef & Peter Calef. 
John Brock 
James Gardner 
Peleg Coffin 
7 th Peleg. Joseph G. Caleb Gardner. Chr. Gardner 

( J. Ramsdel. Benj. Coffin & Titus. Robbin 
12 < David Lawson. Benj. Pinkham. W m Clark 

( Seth Folger 
Nov r 13 th Eunice of Eb r Gardner. 
14 th Ann of Eb r Gardner. 
Ann of Jon a 11 Coffin 
Boston of W m Swain 

( Christopher Coffin 
6 < Rich d Pinkham. Exit Dec r 28 th 
(. Frederick & Stephen Folger 
Benj. (of G. Bunker exit Feb. 28 th 
John of W m Stretton 
Edward 
Richard 
4. Will* 1 of Tho s Gardner 

( John Jones 
10 I Mary. Coffin. Exit Jan. 10 

( Ruth Gardner 
24. Bartholomew Smith. 

( William ( 
25 < John I of Will m Smith. 

' Abishai ( 
Jan. 7. George Pinkham. 
21. Reuben of Jos. Worth. 
Feb. 4. Deb. & Mir. Stretton. 






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Feb. 28 th 

Jon. Coffin exit 
13. Brown. 

P. Calef. 

Will, of S. Gardner 
March 15 th 

E. Gabriel. 

Jn° & Mir. Stretton 
22 d Frederick F. 
Apr 1 2. Kesiah 
Elis. Folder. P. Gardner. 



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March j 



Beriah Coffin. 
James Russel. 



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W. Ramsdel. 
Jos. Bayley 
April 22. Jona 11 Coffin. 



Apr 1 15 



Ruth & Deb. Bunker. P. Calef. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 59 

Schooling Ace 1 to Jan y 31. 1735 

Tho' Brock clear 5/ glass 2 d - - - - - o 11 5 11 2 

George Brown 20/ glass 4 d - - - - - - 1 - o - 4 

Caleb Bunker clear 4/10 glass 2 d - - - 0-5-0 

Dan 1 Bunker clear 9/3 glass 2 d - - - - 0-9-5 

George Bunker 6/8 Feb. 28 th 3/4 - - - 0-10- o 

John Bunker 6/8 clear ------- o 11 6 11 8 

Kb r Calef 20/ glass 4 d - - 1 11 o 11 4 

David Clark 9/3 glass 2 d ----- - o 11 9 11 5 

Elean r Coffin 18/6 glass 4 d - ----- o 11 .18 11 10 

fames Coffin 9/3 glass 2 d - o 11 9 11 5 

John Coffin 30/ 6 d glass & 6 d paper paper 7 d 1 11 1 1 11 7 

Jonathan Coffin clear 12/5 Legorie 3/4 - o 11 15 11 9 

Josiah Coffin 23/8 glass 4 d - 1 11 4 11 o 

Rich d Coffin 7/6 glass 2 d ----- - o 11 7 11 8 

Rob 1 Coffin 9/3 - - - - o 11 9 11 3 

Theodate Coffin clear 6/6 ------ o 11 6 n 6 

'I ho* Crook clear 2/5 - o 11 2 11 5 

Eb r Folger 15/ glass 4 d ------ - o 11 15.11 4 

Siiub 1 Folger 9/3 glass 2 d - o 11 9 11 5 

Zacheus Folger 9/8 glass 2 d ----- o 11 9 11 10 

Manuel Gabriel 13/4 glass 2 d - - - - - o 11 13 11 6 

Abel Gardner 4/4 clear ------- o 11 4 11 4 

Eb r Gardner clear 23/8 Catach. 6 d glass 4 d 1 11 4 11 6 

Jer. Gardner 15/9 glass 4 d ----- - o 11 16 - 1 

Joseph Gardner 3/4 clear o 11 3 11 4 

14 11 7 11 9 
Caleb Bunker 20/ 
George Bunker 10/ 
John Bunker 20/ 

El r Coffin clear to Jan. 31. except 2/1 
Rob 1 Coffin 2 bush ls of corn 

Tho* Gardner 6/6 - 011 

Jonath n Moors 20/ - - 1 11 

Barn s Pinkham 3/2 -------- 11 

Shub 1 Pinkham clear 1/10 ------ 11 

Jonath. Ramsdel 9/3 -------- 11 

Wil" Smith 16/8 --------- o 11 

\Vil m Stretton 6/8 -------- - 11 



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Entred — Peter, Jethro & John Coffin. 

Benj. Coffin Titus & Mingo. Paul Rawson Jos. Coffin. 

Benj. & Shubael Pinkham. 

W m Ramsdel 



Caleb Gardner. 
Josiah Gardner 
W m Bunker. 
Joseph Bunker. 
Joshua Bunker. 
Rich d Gabriel. 
James Coffin. 
Caleb Rand. 
James Brown. 
30/Peter & Sam 1 Calef. 
James Gardner. 

Jos. Bayley. x John x Ramsdel. 
Chr. Bunker John Brock 



Nov r 11 



Nov r 12. 
Nov r 18. 
Nov r 20 

Dec r 2 

Dec r 10. 
Dec r 16^. 
Dec r 23 



( Peleg Coffin 

I Robbin. 1. week 
Peleg & Jos. Gardt 
James Russel 
B. & A. Smith 

Benj. Bunker. 

David Lawson. 
Ruth Bunker 
Feter Micah. 
Challenge of Carr 



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This column contains the 
Schooling: Ace 1 to , , , . 

& clear money due from the 

May io th 1734 .. -,. 

' /J respective Psons. 

Tho* Brock 10/ X - - - - o 

(korgc Brown 13/4 X ---------- 8 

Caleb Hunker 10/ - - - - due to Caleb Bunk 5/ 

Dan 1 Hunker 15/ - - - - - 1 

John Hunker 20/ X----- o 

EbCalef 16/ ------- - 2 

David Clark 10/ X - - - Aim 6 d - - - - - 1 

fclean' Coffin 26/8 X - - 1 

James Coffin 10/ --.--- - o 

John Coffin 36/2 ----- Paper 6 d 15/n Paper 1/ 

Jonath n Coffin 27/ - ----- 2 11 2 11 9 

Jo*iah Coffin 20/ Cash 2/ - - ^8/ 

RicM Coffin 2/7 X - - - - 1 11 " 4 11 o 

Rob : Coffin 10/2 Aim. - - except'g y e Corn - - 1 11 14 11 1 

Theod. Coffin 10/ - - - - - - - o 11 16 11 1 

Tho* Crook 10/ X ----------- o 11 12 n 5 

Kb' Folger 15/10 X - - - 3 » 15 » 2 

Math 1 Folger 10/ - - o 11 10 = o 

Shub : Folger 10/- 1=1=1 

Zach' Folger 8/ except'g y e Hair - - 2 11 4 11 6 

Manuel Gabriel 15/ - - - - o 11 6 11 6 

AM Gardner 10/ X - - - - o 11 14 11 4 

Eb r Gardner 30/ X ----------- 2 11 14 11 6 

Jcr. Gardner 10/9 ------------ 2 11 17 11 o 

Jos. Gardner 10/ ----- o 11 13 11' 4 

Tho* Gardner 3/4 X - - o 11 10 11 o 

Jonath" Moors 20/ 4 11 19 11 3 

B,un. Pinkham 10/ - - - - excepting y e Fish - 4 11 1 1 11 3 

Shub 1 Pinkham 20/ in into 

J. Ramsdel pap r 9 d 4/ - except'g Bedstead Pap ers 2 11 9 11 4 

Sam 1 Russel 6/8 2 aim. io d * ■? 

Wm Smith 20 -------------- 2 11 15 11 8 

\V m Stretton 13/4 -.--.---•- 1 n o 11 o 

Jos. Worth 10/ -------- o 11 11 11 8 

Tho* Bayley 3/4 - o 11 3 11 4 



62 

The Same continued- 

Jn° Clark - 3 ii 5 
D. x Gwin x 4-1 
VV. x Stubbsx 3-17 
C. Stretton 0-5 



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Credit 



i Tho s Brock 15/6 



George Brown 



except 6/ 



Caleb Bunker clear 

Dan 1 Bunker 10/ - - - - 2-0- 

John Bunker 6/8 & clear to Aug. 16 

David Clark 24/9 - - - 1-4- 

Eb r Coffin 28/9 & clear to Aug. 16 ijji'j 

J. C. C r 4\ Tallow 1?, Kitchen Stuff. 

Jonath" Coffin Cash 40/ 

Jos. Coffin clear to Nov r 11 

Rich d Coffin. 24/ 

Theodate Coffin 16/6 

Tho s Crook 12/5 - - - - 

El r Folger 80/ - - - - - 

Nathl. 'Folger 10/ - - - 

Shubael Folger 21/1 - - 

Abel Gardner clear 

Eb r Gardner clear 

Jer. Gardner 57/ - - - - 

Tho s Gardner 10/ - - - 

Jon n Moors cr. p Alex r Coffin 10/ 

Shub 1 Pinkham 21/10 

J. Ramsdel clear 

Sam 1 Russel 7/6 - - - o 11 7 

Jos. Worth 1 1/6 

Began to keep School June 17 1734 on which day the follow*' 
ing Psons came in 
Caleb Gardner. 
Chris. & Josh. Bunker 
Joseph Bunker — Wil m Bunker 
Nath 1 Gardner — James Brown 
Wil m Moors — James Russel. 
John Brock, — Josiah Coffin. 
Rich d Gabriel — Joseph Bayley 
Peleg & Jos. Gardner — Jon. Moors 
Paul Rawson W m Ramsdel 
( Barth. & Abishai Smith 






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19 Peter. &. John Coffin. 

20 Jethro Coffin. 

( Peter Sam 1 & Joseph Calef exit Aug. i st 
* ( James Gardner — Titus 
■ . j Benj. Coifin, — James Coffin 
JU > X ' 1 Benj. & Shubael Pinkham 
July 8 th David Lawson. Wil m (of Dat.) Coffin 
July 15. Ruth Gardner. 
July 29. Ed\v d Gabriel. Owen. 

ACCOUNTS. 

Jan' 1745/6 

li/P d to John Long 28/ 

12 /To Mary Barnard 7/6 

15/T0 Rich d Maecy for Corn 12/ 

for Rye 13/ .... 1 - 5 - o 

and 75/ over 
Rec d Wheat 16/ 24/ 
Jan T 17 cleared with Mary Barnard paying 10/ 

and overp d 2/8 
Feb 8 th 1745/6 

Ballanc d Acc ts with Jn° Beard Paying in Cash 5 - 12 - 9 

c qr lb 

Feb. 14 P d Obed Hussey for a bl Sugar (2-0-21) 15-6-3 

P d to Alice Paddack for 4 y ds cloath @ 12/5 - 2-8-0 
March 18 1746 

cleared with Dan 1 Hussey paying 16/2 
Apr 1 4 th P d to Rich d Macy 40/ 
May To Nath 1 Macy for Bone 22/ 
June To Rich d Macy 60/ 

To M rs Choke 160/ 

To Will* Coffin 60/ 
a8/P d to — Chase for Frei't of Cow & Calf 20/ 

and to James Gardner for ^c of Sugar @ 2/6 

P lb 70/ , f 

July P d Syl. Hussey for Salt 88/4 

P d Mary Chadwick 12/ 

To Ann Paddack for 4^ y ds cloath @ 13/ - - 2-18-6 

To Mercy Allen for her Dauters Spining 52/6 

To Lyd. Barney for cloath 42/ 



64 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Aug./Ball. Acc ts with Maxey. 
Sept r /P d Nath 11 Coffin (or Spooner) for Beef 
about 30/ 

P d Susa. Swain for Spining 69/ 

To John Long 12/ 

To for 68 lb Beef 53/10 

2 2 d To Rich d Macy Cash £6 
Sepf 24. To Wardell £& — 

and to West 18/ for 1 bl Flower 
26/T0 Claggan for Butter & cheese — 65/7 

To N. Barney 48/7 
Oct r 3 Ballanc d Acc ts with Leah Paddack Pay- 
ing 5°/7 

To M rs Barker for 23 lb cheese @ 2/6 - - - 

29/P d to Dinah Clark 

Nov r 10. To Deacon Norton for Beef & Fat - 
Dec r To Peggy Gardner - - - 

To Ruth Coffin 6/ - - - 

Jan: 1746/7 

i/P d to Pris. Gardner 80/ 

3 To Rich d Macy 42/ - 

16/T0 Rich d Macy 120/ - 

24 P d To Backhouse 71/3 

Feb. 6 to Rich d Macy 

Borrow'd of D r Whitney 

Feb. 17 th P d to D r Whitney ------- 

and to Rich d Macy Sent 

Apr 1 Sent to Pris. Calef for Jer Jo. & Will. 
Bunker 16/6 

P d to Burnels Wife - - - - 

May 29 To — Hubbard for ioy ds Towcloath@9/ 
June 2 d To M rs Jones for a Cord of Wood 80/ 

4./P d to Deb. Burnel 

5. To G. Gardner £sq r for 2 Skins in 1745 -, - 

June/To — for Cloath - - - - 

20/cleared w th D r Whitney Paying 40/ - - - 

P d to Jn° Beard - - 

July 25 1747 

Rec'd of Father Gardner on Ace 1 Benj. Gale 20 - 12 

P d the Same to s d Gale in 1750 



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July 29 P d to Eldridge for a Cord of Wood 95/ 

Aug. to Sister Craigie for J s Gailix - - - - 20-0-0 

Sepf 2 To Pris. Gardner 7/ 
Sent by Pris. G — r £G — 
Rec d in Sundries. 

Sepf 8 To a York-man for Flower 9-12-0 

i5/P d Jn° Macy 120/ which was chiefly for Beef 6 - 0-0 
For a cheese 22/6- --------- 1—2 — 6 

22/T0 Caleb (of Rich d ) Macy for 2 Bush ls Wheat 2 - 8-0 
J To J n° Beard for Sundries 125/ 
" ( To Benja. Stubbs 35/ 

Oct r / 

Sent to Couz. W m White (by Benja : Fosdick) 52/ 

P d to Jn° Beard for ^c Sugar 160/ - - - - 8-0-0 

P d to David Gardner for Beef & Fat - - - 6 - 4-4 

p d to Benja. Stubbs - - - 1-3-0 

To Ch. Gardner 80/ --------- 4-0-0 

To Mary Elles 60/ ---- 3 _ o — o 

To Joseph Daws 20/ -- 1-0-0 

i747/Nov r 

i6/P d to D d Gardner for Leather 68/ - - - - 3-8-0 
and on former acc ts 2/ ------- - _ 2 -o 

Dec 1 / 

5/T0 Rich d Macy ---------- 4 _ - o 

( To Sol. Colman ---------- 1 — iq - o 

( To Joseph Daws ----- 3 - - o 

31/T0 David Gardner --------- 4-4-0 

Jan* 1747/8 

9 th P d to John Macy --------- 4 _ -o 

( P d to Sil. Hussey Cash -20-0-0 

29 I & by Q. H. on voyage 35 — 5 — x 

( P d to Jos. Rotch --------- 4 _o-o 

Feb. 

2/Ballanc'd Acc ts with Ben : Stubbs paying 6/ 

March 2 d To Rich d Macy p d 40 

March Sent by Father 20^ * f 

D° by Jon a X Coffin Jun r ^8. 
Rec d Corn. 



66 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

March 1747/8 

7 th To Jo : Daws p d 14/ 

29th To Jn° Macy 80/ -------- - 4 - - 

Apr 1 19 Ballanc d Acc ,s with Rich d Macy pay 8 10/ 

30 To El r Coffin 160/ 

May 1748/ 

9 To Mary Elles for Cloath & 101/ 

( For Cheese of Burnel 66/ 
24 I cleared with Pris. Gardner paying 23/ - - 1-3-0 

( P d to David Gardner for a Side of Leather 70/ 3-10-0 
i. e. in Cash 62/ p N 1 off. 8/. 
June. To James Gage for 11 y ds Cloath @ 17/ 9 - 7-0 
To another for cloath ------ j _ x 6 _ 

14 To Jn° Macy £8 
28 To Jos : Rotch 20/ 
1748/July 23 d 

To Cromwel Coffin for 4 ]b Coffee p d - - - 2 - 18 - 
Aug. 6 P d to Rob* Macy (or Jn° Norton) for 

3 o lb Beef @ 1/6 - - 2-5-0 

To for cheese @ 4/ 2 - 19 - 

22/T0 Humphrey Ellis 16/ 

To Mary Ellis 8/4 
Sep r To M rs Barker for Cheese 60/ D° 3/ to 
Jedida 

To Rob* Macy for Beef - 5 - 4 - 3 

and for Tallow 30/ 1-10- 

P d to Rich d Macy for 1 bush 1 Rye - - - - 1 - 15 - o 

1 D° Meslins - - - 2-0-0 

& for 12 D° Wheat 27 - - 

& 5/ over 

To Prise. Pinkham -- 4-10 

Oct r 1748 

To M. Mayhew on Ace* of Wood fetching 77/6 

10/T0 Rob 1 Barker for 105^ Cheese @ 4/ -, - . 21 - 2 - 

& 15/over. — reed. y e 15/ 

& To Jon a Coffin Jun r 95/ for Books p d for in 

Boston. 

£ 
P d to Robinson for Beef 8-17- 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 67 

17/T0 Priscilla Gardner - -- 3-8-8 

which is the Ball, of all acc ts 
Nov r 5 To Baxter for Cording Wood - - - - 2-7-6 

Nov'/ 

!4/To Shub 1 Pinkham for Cow-keeping 40/5 
16/T0 Rich d Macy 70/ 
21 To Matt: Mayhew 120/ 
Dec r 24 To Richd Macy 60/ 
Dec r 26 1748/ 

P d to M r Brock £13 - - 
Jan' 14 th 1748 — 

Josiah Coffin an Handkerchief ©51/ 
i6/P d to Jn° Beard the whole due to him Scil. ^26 - 15 - 6 
26/ P d to Rich d Macy on ace* of Corn had of him 28/ 

and for Corn @ 28/ p Bush 1 which I am yet to 

Recieve __._.. 8-12 

27/P d to David Joy 20/ for a Coffin — I Sent it 
by James. 

To Gwin To N. Worth 
Feb: ToS. H. £50 J. M. £10 £ 
( P d to Sylvanus Hussey 20 
March n I To John Macy £S 

( To David Gardner 58/ 
all which was Sent by James 

James Perry D r a Comb 10/ 
April 4 th 1749 — 

P d to James Perry's Wife 80/ 

S^/Sent to S. H. by Timo y - 22-2- 

May 8. To James Perry 17/ 

30. Ball, all Acc ts with Sister Priscilla Gardner 

June/ 

2 d Sold to Rob 1 Macy 28 Flatt Buttons 21/9 & 

he p d 21/10 
17. /Jos. Daws D r 28 Buttons ------- 23/4 

& for 2 Sticks of Hair ©5/ 10^ 



P d in Labour - - - - - 1 - 13 - 4 

2i./P d to Mary Barnard D r ess ------ 5 - 1 - 8 

& for Physick then had 2/ 



68 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

July 8 th 

P d to John Beard for Fatt 20/ 
i4./P d to Benja. Stubbs's Wife for £ bbl Flower 

141/ " 7- i-° 

18. P d to George Brown for Labour on Sloop 

Hav 1 - ^9-9-° 

Aug. i st To Rich d Coffin p d 8-0-0 

th ( To Nath 1 Gardner 123/ 6 - 3 - 

(To Benja. Barney 152/8 7-12-8 

both on Ace 1 Sloop Hav 1 

J 749 

Aug: 9 th Ball. acc ts with Sister Prise: Gardner 

Paying -..-.. 4 _ r _3 

Aug. 12 Sent by Sister Pris : Gardner to be Laid 

out in Boston ^"20 

that is — for Couz. W m White 54/ 

for Sister Craigie on ace 1 cheese 

for 4 y ds Tow Cloath 

for Cotton & Linen 

to P. Pollard for 2 Candlesticks 17/6 
Aug : 22 d Sent to Maxcy's two Sheep Skins @ 
Sept r 1. P d to Rich d Macy 45/ which was sent 

by Timothy. 

2. P d to J. Burridge 140/ - 7-0-0 

8 P d to Rob 1 Macy for Beef ------- 7 - 10 - 

20 P d Jo : Daws 50/ 2-10- 

21 P d to Peter Clark 20 

Ball: his ace* — & Months Wages ,£22 — 

£ 
& for Gorham's D° 15 

28 Sent to Rich d Macy by James - - - - - 4-10-0 

29 To Jn° Beard for Sugar 14/ - 14- 

Oct r 2 d P d Rob 1 Macy for Tallow ----- 3 - 13 - 
Oct r /4 To Durphy for Apples 8/ 

D° for cheese @ 4/ , 

5. To Paul Hatch for Wood 55/ 

6 th to Rob 1 Macy for Beef - 4-19-0 

Sep : 30 P d to Jos. Colman on ace 4 of Peter 
Bunker's taking down Riging 10/ 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 69 

Oct r P d to M r Mayhew (p Abel Gardner) for 

i3o lb Beef @ 1/5 - - - 9-4-2 

25/T0 Charles Gardner p d 51/ and 

26 To D° p d 66/6 for money he p d for me in 

Boston which is beside schooling 87/1 
Nov r 7 th P d to Joseph Marshall on Ace 1 of his 

Indian's Wages 80/ -- - 4-0-0 

10 th P d to Sarah Barney - - - - - - - - 15-18- 

4 th P d to Bethiah Barker for 13^ lb Cheese @ 4/4 
io th Nov r Rec d of Jn° Gardner Cheese, Cyder, 

Apples, to y e value of ------- 13 - 10 - o 

for which I Sent that Sum of money by him 

to Dartmouth 

"749 

Nov r 20 P d to Paul Hatch for 10 Cords of Wood 

@ 120/ £60 - 

23. P d to Reuben Swain 2/ w ch was Sent by 
James. 

27 Sent to Joseph Marshall (by Jn°) and deliv- 
ered to Jos. Marshall's Mother 120/ which 
is for the Indians Wages. 

28/P d Shub 1 Pinkham 50/8 which is for Cow- 
keeping. 
Dec r 5 th P d to Sol. Pinkham 82/6 
7 P d to Rich d Macy 70/ - - 3-10-0 

£ 
i6./P d to Jos. Rotch (by James) 10- 

, j P d to Silv s Hussey - - - ^19 - 10 - 

(P d to Jos. Rotch - - - - £ 13 - 16 - 6 

Jan y 12 th P d to Humphrey Elles 16/ - - - - - 16 - 

15 th P d to Rich d Macy 42/ ------- 2 - 2 - o 

3 d Jan : P d to Sylvanus Hussey 20-10-0 

Jan y 21. P d to M r Brock £31 

and by Contribution - - - ,£50. 

Feb : 13 th P d to M r Brock £32, > 

To John Macy ,£12 

To Steph" Gardner ^"io 

To Richd. Macy 80/ £± 

all Sent by Timothy 

' 1 P d to Chapman Ep. qt and for Fulling 17/ 



70 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

March 22. P d to John Beard for Molesses & 

Sugar 59/6 
3i/P d to Pris. Gardner 33/2 
Apr 1 11. P d to Pris. Gardner ------- 32-12-7 

and to Mary Barnard for Physick 2/4 

D» Salve 1/6 O. T. 
14 P d to Paul Hatch Co/ O T. { 

and by N 1 Office 14/ £ - - - - - 3-14- 

Sent by Pris. Gardner) 9 ~ °"° 

Rec d Striped Holland \ 6-0-0 

) 6-0-0 

Cheese Rec d for above in part 

May P d to Paul Hatch 36/ 1-16-0 

June 8 th P d to Freetown Man for Wood - - - 3-10- 
15. To John Long Cutting Breeches - - - - -4- 

2 1 To W m Russel's Wife for Bridle 38/ Stuffing 

Saddle 5/ - 2 - 3 - 

July 9 P d Deborah Coffin Wife of Peter Coffin 
40/ which is equal to £15 O T. 
Sloop Hav 1 entered into Bay July 18. Dis- 
missed Sept r 4 th @£i4op mo — i m0 17 Days 

Days 

17 Days 79-6-8 30 — 140. 17 

£219-6-8 *7 

980 

140 

31 Days p mo — £216 - 15 - 5 - 

200 , 

2380(79* 
300^ 

3 

Sloop Wages for 1 M° 17 Days £216-15-5 

P d to Clark £70 
For Sail.— 

Garlix £14-17-0 

N° 2. 18/6 N° 3. 23/ * f 

Tandems — 39/ 41/ 

Garlix in all - £14 -17-0 

Tandems - - - - 16 - 12 -2 

£3 X - 9- 2 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 71 

|« Su£a r of J. G. £17 
Iron Sent to Jo. Plovey's 

lb 01 lb oz 

Bar 6-9. — old Tongs & handle Shovel 2-10 

Sloop's first cost ^137 - 10. 

Charge made up 40— n — i - - - - - 17S - 1 — .1 

(Jains already received (except y e Nails) - - 145 - 10 - 5 

Oct. 1734 Sold of Mothers Cloath To T. W. 

2iy ds @i3/ - - - 32/6 1 -12 -6 

Sept. /Paid on mothers ace 4 for Books 20/ 
Sold to T. W. above 2 y ds 29/3 Ditto 1 \ y d 

16/3 - - 

To John Gardner 5J y ds @ 13/ 

To Josiah Coffin i.\ y d @ 13/ 

D. Newel x 1^ y d x 1 6/3 T. Brock x 1 \ y d x 16/3 x 

Rob' Coffin 5^ y ds 66/8 - - Rec d 16/3 - 

July 1734 Reckoned with Zach. Hoit and Due 

to me 9/ July 22 Lent him 10/ - - - - 

Oct. 14. Lent to Zach. Hoit 10/ - - - - - 

Jan. Rec d 2 Bushels Corn @ 6/6 

In Cash 16/ 



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Sept. Lent x to Broth r John x White 40/ x - - 2-0-0 

1734/Sent to Bro r Ayer by Edw d Clark - - - 35-0-0 

Oct. James Ayer D r 1 Quintal Fish - - - - 1 - 16 - o 
Nov r or D r p Deacon Phillips (as he Saith 

22-6 — 22 11 6no 

Oct. 22. 1734 Eb r Calef D r 

To 2 Accidences * @ 2/6 -- 0-5-0 

k ( John Coffin x 2 Accidences - - - - 0-5-0 

\ Eb r x Gardner 1 Ditto x - - - - - 0-5-6 

fVt J J ose P n Gardner x Esq r 1 Ditto June - o*- t - o 

( Tho s Brock x 1 Ditto x - - - - - 0-2-6 



•Accidence: a little book commonly so call'd, which contains the first 
f*i»tij)1e5 of the Latin Tongne. The New World of Words. Comp'l'd by 
tivud Phillips. London, 1720. 



72 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



Oct. 30 x Shubael x Pinkham x 1 Ditto x - - 

Dec r Dan 1 Bunker x 1 John x Bunker 1 x - - 
J. x Ramsdel x 1 Eb r x Barnard 1 x - - - 

Feb. 173* Let Eben. Cain have 5/ the which 
he promised to repay in Feathers within 8 
or ten Days ----------- 

June 6 th Rec d of Eben. Cain ------ 

July 1735 

Let Zach. Hoit have upon y e ace 1 of Corn - - 
Aug. 30. Ditto 20/ 

Recieved the above in Corn. 

Josiah Coffin clear to June 16 1735 
Jon a Coffin cred. in wool 31/9 
El r Coffin in wool 26/10 
Eb r Gardner in wool 1 1/3 
Rob 1 Coffin in x wool 15/7 
Debt -x- -x- -12-6 



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paid - - - 3/ -1 
J. G. 1 Aim. [Almanack] 6 d 
W. Swain x 2. Draper x 1. 
El r Coffin x 1. Jos x Chase 



W. Stretton Ditto 6 d 
Jos x Gardner x 2. 
< 1. El. Swain 2. Calef 1 



Eb r Gardner 1. D. Newel x 1. Jos. Coffin 1. 
Justin Coffin 1. Rob 1 Coffin 1. W x Worth 1 
x Clasby x 1. Caleb Swain 1. J x Rayner x 1. 
R. x Macey x 1. El. x Coffin x 1, J. x Pinkham x 1. 
Jon a x Gardner x 1. Eb r Barnard 1. 

1735/Laid in for y 6 Whaling voyage 1 bl of Beef. 1 bl. 2 Dit 
p T. C. x 4 Ditto. 
Full binding by J. Clark 22 bis 44/ 

1735 Ship'd on board Bark for Boston io bIs Oyl first Trip. 
1 bl to J. G. 
15 b ls of the 2 d Trip. Ship'd in Nathan Coffin. 

3 d Trip. W. Swain 1 bl. In the Brigg consigned to Brock 

4 th Trip. 
1734/The Disposal of y e Whaling Voyage £Ot in mate 
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TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 73 

Oyl To Brock on Jn° Coffin's ace 1 • 2 B ls 

0)1 on Rob 1 Coffin's ace 1 --------- 1 b 1 

on David Newel's ace 1 -------- i.b 1 

on Black Andrew's ace 1 -------- ib 1 

T^bis 

May/Ship'd on board Sylvanus Hussey for Boston 33 or 34 b ls 
Miy 9. Ship'd on board Eb r Gardner for Boston 16 b ls - 16 b ls 

lb 

Sold to Sylvanus 722 Bone which is besides y e 119 
ib 
of his weighing 841 

Slipped aboard Roch 28 b ls Ditto 22 bls 50 

D. Newel 2 b ls of oyl. 

J. G 1 Stick of bone 3^ 1K 

* « - lb oz 

Simeon Bunker (p D r Hay) 3-7 

James Coffin (p D r Hay) 6 lb j° z 

Nathan Coffin 1 Stick of Bone 

T. W. 3^ lb D. Newel 25^ 

Ship'd aboard Sylvanus 26 b ls of oyl Ditto 37 

bls 

Sylvanus Hussey 2 whales bone the one 784 the 
other 778^ -------------- 1562 

lb oz 

Kob 1 Coffin (p Young Kerans) 3 2 
Ship'd aboard Peter Folger for Boston 17 Bar ls of 
Oyl & 4 of Head - - - - - - 21 

Put aboard Paul Starbuck 4 b ls of oyl but 1 leaked out 

Put on board Chase 1 b l of y e first Voyage, & 12 of y e new. 
T. W. 2 b ls Head. D. Newel 1 b 1 Head. 

1732/My Frei't of Wood (13 load) ----- 2 - 8 - 3 

Recieved of Cr. Coffin for freight 59/ - - - 2 - 19 - o 

J 16 Cord from y e Viney d — 48/ - - - - 2-8-0 

(15 from Dartmouth 50/ ----- _ 2-10-0 

I am to pay to Sylvanus Hussey on y e Sloops 

ace 1 J I 732 ! tod --------- 33 ,1 s 11 v 

To G. Brown ----------- 6 11 3 11 6 

To John Coffin (or Eb r Gardner) ----- 6 11 o 11 o 

To Sail makers ----------- 5 ii 9 ii 10 

1730 f I am to pay to Sylvanus Hussey - - - 5 - 18 o 

1731 ( & have paid to G Brown in Schooling - 5 - 19 - 10 



74 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

t 733 To draw upon S. Tlussey - - - - - - 8 — 18 — 1 1 

1 734/I have to pay to y e Sloop - - - - - - 2 - 13 - 1 a 

to S. H. ------------- 32 - 10 - 6 

Barrels by me put in for Oyl of Bethnel Gardners whale 4. 
— Grafton's whale 1. 
July 1 bar 1 



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x Peter Gardner x 1 Aim. x 1 Wats's 

Josiah x Coffin 2 Aim 

Clasby 1 x Aim. 

David x Clark 1 Aim. 

Theoph. x Pinkham 1 Aim. 

Rob 1 Coffin x 2 Aim. io d 

Jos. Hooten Taken &c : 3/ 

James Coffin x 1 Aim. 

Sam 1 Russel 2 Aim. 

x Moab. x old Squaw x at Miac. x Zach. Mother x Sen$ 
quadec. x Esther, x Joel, x Tauturagen. x George's x Widol 
x Squaw at Mattekecham. Old Mashquet's x Widow. 

1734 x Lame Jon. Mother. Old Jo'cls Squaw. Old x Squill 
at Jn° Chipenore's Sons, x Zach. Mother x [illegible]. Tomyw 
x Mother, x Padshany Jochets x widow x Moab. Betty x CoS 
x Henry's x Mother in Law Mashquets Widow 

An ace* of my charge about y e Well. 
To Russel for making a Curb 9/ 
Humphrey Ellis digging Nov. 14. 15 h of 17. 

22 23 24 29. Dec 1 " 5. 6. 7. 8. - - - - £3 = 13 = i] 
Manuel I day 22. 23. 24. Dec r 5. 7 
Stephen Arthur i\ day. 1 — (1.) 
Sam 1 Russel part of 19 th . 21. 22. 23. 24. 27. 

29. Dec. 5. 6. 7. 8. 14. 15. - - - - - £4 - 8- 
Rails 45/. 8000 Bricks 104/3 
John Jones 1. 
Dec r 14. Borrowed of Jonath" Russel 700 Well 

Bricks. 
Aug. 19. P d to Jon 11 Russel 500 well Bricks 

Sept. Paid to Jon u Russel ?oo 700 

Labour in Shoveling Sand 7/6 — Carting 

Pump-Iron Work - - - - - - - - - 3 — 16 — 1 1 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 75 

rw 3 d 1733 Paul Starbuck's Boy Mending the 
Town House glass 5/10 
C io d A. G. 2 d Jn° Bunker 4 d Sh. P. 2 d Jos. Gard, 2 d 
Miy 14. p d to Paul Starbuck y e 5/10 

Wood Stoves for 1733/4 

Joseph Gardner 1 [illegible] Load 

Jonath" Coffin 1 Cart Load 

Ei r Coffin. Jn° Gardner. Cal. Bunker 

/pril27 1733 

Retrieved from M r Brown 5 bis Cyder to be disposed of for 
Mm — which is thus disposed of Scil. 

John Gardner 1 b 1 at -------- 22 

John Coffin Jun r 1 b 1 -------- 22 

Josiah Coffin 1 b 1 --------- - 22 

Robert Coffin 2 b ls - - - - 42/ 



5 11 8 11 o 
Frei't of Cyder 17/6 - - - - o 11 17 11 6 

Neat Proceeds 4 11 10 - 6 

Pai d of v* 5 afores d Debts in Wool 50/6 In 
Fish 40/ ------------ 4 11 10 11 6 

July 2. Put on board Woodman the above s d 
Effects for M r Brown. 

June i733/Rec d from Mother White 1 Cov- 

erlett — 
Aug. 1733. Sold the s d Coverlett to Josiah 

Coffin, (to be p d for in wool) at 60/ - - - 3 11 ' o n o 
Rec d the above mentioned wool, and Sent it 
by Worcester. 

Rec d 3 pieces of cloath from my Mother 

— And Sold — 
To Eb r Gardner 5^ y ds @ 13/ - - - 3 11 1 1 11 6 
For w h I've rec d 2o ct wool at 2/ Cash 13/6 3 11 11 ( 6 
Sold to Clasby 4^ y ds @ 12/6 - - - - 2 11 6 11 3 
Rec d 25 lb wool @ 2/ Cash 6/3 - - - 2 11 6 11 3 
Sold to D. Newel 3^ y ds @ 13/6 - - - 2 - 7 11 3 
Paid y e above Sums except 1/9 _ _ Q 

P d 8-3-3 



•734 
Jone 

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76 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Feb. 3 1732/3 paid to Eb r Gardner in Cash 60/ 3 11 on 
Aim. & Books 2/6 — 3 Primers 2/ - - - - o 11 4 1 6 
Eb r Gardner Credit 164 Feet of joice 
Aug. 1733 Eb r Gardner D r to 63 y ds Cloath - 3 11 7 1 6 
Aug. 16. To a Bible 12/ 2 Almanacks - - 12-10 

Dec r 7 1733 Ballanced acc ts with E. Gardn r 
but the 18/ for Salt charged to me thro' 
a mistake 2 years before, omitted. 
June 1734 E. G r D r x to 15], yds ticking @ 8/ - £6 11 4 - 

July 1733 Lent to Little Caleb 4/6 to be paid 
in Wheat the next Wheat Harvest 
Rec d by Tho s Gardner 4/6 

1. Put on board Sylvanus's Schooner for Boston 8 b ls of 0)\) 
3 of Head marked J G 

3. Put on board Andrew Gardner for Boston 18 b ls of Oyl ; 40I; 
Head J. G. 1 b 1 Oyl G. G. Jonath 11 Pinkham 1 b 1 

Oct. 1732 Paid to Sam 1 Barker for his Horse to 

Llaver 1 60/ 3 11 o u 

and in the Winter Following 20/ - - - - 1 11 o 11 
May 9. 1733 Paid to Coker of Stretham for 

Boards 30/ ----------- 1 11 1010 

May n. Paid to the Same Man 15/ - - - - o 11 15 11 

May 15. Paid to John Macy for wheat - - - 1 ii 3 11 

T ( Paid to Sam 1 Barker p Ton tlm Folger- 1 11 o 11 

June 1 5 -< ^ J fo 

( Paid to Jonathan Folger for a Spit &c 10 11 

June Paid to M r Woodman for boards - - - 2 11 18 11 6 

T , ( P d M r Woodman 22^ lb wool for boards 2 11 c 11 

July 1 4 - ° 

I and for malt 8 ct - 2 ° z o 11 16 11 3 

July 1. P d to Jonat a Folger 5/ 

Ship'd aboard M r Woodman for John White 

of Haver 1 , to be paid for in Apples or 

Cyder or both Scil. 

On Jn° Coffins ace 1 n lb wool - 1-2-0 

on ace 1 Jn° Gardner io lb ------- j _ o _ 

on ace 1 T, White 37 lb -------- 3 - 14-0 

At the Same time Ship'd for Mother for her 

Cloath i66 lb of wool. 






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[Aujj. 7. 1733 P d to Joseph Dawes p James 
Russel 65/ - 

larch -o x Rob 1 Coffin 1 hair covering 3/ 
1 Primer x 8 d . Paper 2/ - - - - - 

Jolin x Coffin x 1 Primer 8 d 
[May 4. 1733 Sent to Aunt Elisa. 34/ 
Jos. Coffin thread 3/4 Paper 1/10 
Caleb * Bunker A Psalter 2/4 
John Coffin x a Psalter x 2/4 Paper x 6 d 
). * Bunker + 1 Psalter 2/4 T. x Brock x 1 
Psalter 2/4 

) x Shubael x Pinkham x 1 Testament 4/ 
? ' ) Nathan x Coffin x 2 Ditto 8/ 
Weight of Cable -------.-- 

April 17 1740 

Ballanc'd Acc ts with David Newel — paying 

Scil. by W m Clasby - - 

Cloath 30/ weaving 9/1 ------- 

Schooling, Paper- Primer - - 

and in Cash - 



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April 30. Isaac Woosoo Corn 2/6 

May 8. Ballanc'd Acc ts with Abishai Folger 
paying by Schooling 2/6 Cash 66/3 

May 10 Paid to Sylv s Hussey 60/ 

12 to Pitts's wife for weaving 8/ 

16/Paid to M r Brock Cash ^21 and in School- 
ing £12 

*4./Sent to Isaac Woosoo by his Daughter 5/ 

M.iy 31. Paid to the Negro Doctor 5/ 

June 3. /Ballanc'd acc ts with Sister Craigie be- 
ing 84/6 

June 7 th Isaac Woosoo 2/6 

June 14 Zach y Hoit D r 1 Bushel Corn 8/ 

June 19 to Cap 1 Woodman for cloath, Rake and 
Basket — 28 J, lb Wool @ 3/ 



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June 25/Recd of M r Brock the money which he 
bro't from Comiss rs and y e annual Collec- 
tion (or Deacon Phillips) in Boston Scil. 
£ 

89 and paid to Prise. Gardner for Nurs- 
ing 60/ 

July 4 Let Zach. Hoit have 10/ 

July 9 P d Maxey for Leather 20/ 

July 11 th Setled Acc ts w Ul Martha Joel and Due 
in my Favour 40/3 at which time Rec d (in 
part) Hay 30/7 

July 14. Recd of Sam. Benj. 1 hund of Hay. 

July 15 P d Rich d Coffin 20/ for y e Leather 

30 Zach. Hoit D r to a pair of Shoes 8/ and 1 
Bush 1 Corn 8/6 

Aug. 8. Paid to John Beard for Corn @ 8/ p 

Bushl. 80/ ----------- 4-0-0 

9. Paid to Tupper of Rochester for 12^ Cords 

of Wood - - ,£17-15-0 

and Ballanc'd with M. Norton paying 1/ 

Aug. 9 Let Zach. Hoit have a pair of Breeches 
Shirt & Hat Paid by Carting Wood 

Aug. 12 Zach. Hoit D r for Wood 6/ 

Aug. 14 Zach Hoit D r Cash 3/ Isaac Woosoo 10/ 

Aug. 18 Cleared with James Robbin p Hann. 
Peter for the Boy's breaking his window : 
paying 4/ and in y e Spring 1/ In all 5/ 

Aug. 21 Let Zach. Hoit have 10/ 

and 19 day — a pair of Shoes at David 
Clark's 20/ 

Aug. 26 Let Zach. Hoit have a Jacket; for 
which he is to pay y e next Fall 6^ Bushels 
of Corn. 

Aug. P d Richd Coffin (by the Nav 1 Officer) for 

for the Sole Leather 12/ 

* . t 
Sept r 1. To Jos. Daws for Labour 1 pair of 

Knee-Buckles @ 4/ 

5/T0 Joseph Daws for Ditto 20/ 

8/P d to Obed Japhet for Rye @ 8/ p Bushel 11/ 1 1 - 



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79 



lo/Ballanc'd with Benj. Barney Paying 50/ 

to I > aid to Nathan Coffin for Wheat — Cash 

100/ Schooling 58/5 
Npt 20 P d to Butler for 79 lb Beef @ 7 2-6-1 

and for fat ------ 18-4 

•pt. 22 P d to y e Same man for Fat 24/ 
1 14/i >d to Obed Japheth the Remainder of his 

due for Rye Scil. 3/6 
l6/P d to Jos. Daws, the (p M r Brock) the Re- 
mainder of what was due to him for Stitch- 
ing. Scil. 16/ 
r *6. Rec' 1 of James Gardner for Schooling Gall. 

of Molasses @ 5/ u 

19 Bou't of John Bunker 101 of cheese @ 1/ 

and p d in Cash 40/ & Schooling 61/ - - 5-1-0 
Put into y e Voyage 9 b ls (or 10) 
Oct r 3 P d to Richd Coffin 10/ w ch is /g more 

than the Ball, of my Ace 1 
Oct r Rec d of Bailey 1 bl Cyder 28/ 
Oct r 28 Rec a of Th. Pinkham 2 Bushels & 1 

Peck Apples. 
Nov' P d to M r Wass by M r Brock for Fatt 10/ 

for 1 lb Beef @ 6^ d. 
Nov r 21 P d Nathl Paddack 10/ and last y 1 a 

Primer 1/2 
Feb. 1 740/1 cleared with Nath 1 Paddack and 

overpaid him /6. 
June P a to Brother Craigie for Sundries — 22^ 

lb Bone ------------ x ^ - 4 - o 

Cash by Nathan Coffin (Borrow'd) ---- ^ - 4 - o 

June 6 th Rep d to Nathan Coffin ------ 3 - 4 _ 

June 24 P J to Jos. Daws's Wife for Weaving 20/ 
June 24 Let Sam. Pamhame's Wife have toward 

Hay 1/6 
Aug. 1 741 Ballanc'd Acc ts with Nath 1 Paddack 

• paying 18/7 
Scpt r 1741 Paid to Tho s Carr for Rice — Cash 

7/ School* 1/-8/ 



8o TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Nov r 4 1 741 P d to W m Russel (or Rob* Gard- 
ner's wife on his Ace 1 ) for fat 45/6 

1741 

Nov r 11 th P d to Matthew Norton for Beef and 

Fatt 105/8 5-5 

Dec r 12 P d to B Russel for keeping Cows 25/ - 1 - 5 

March 1742 

P d to S. Hussey for Flower @ 70/ p c in 

Cash 122/ ----------- 6-2 

and p S. Ray 9/3 - - - 9 

£6 -11 

April 24 1742 

P d to Jon a Folger 22/ which is in full - - - £1 - 2 
Apr 1 P d to Nath 1 Coffin -------- 4 - 

May P d to Nath 1 Coffin 2 - 

June to a York-Man for 2 b ls Flower @ 62/6 p c 11- 

June P d to John Harper 3 - 

Nov 1 " 11 1742 

P d to Benja. Coffin on Ace 1 of John Johnson 

of Hav 1 7 - 

for which I have his Rec 1 
Nov r 20 1742 

P d to Mordecai Elles for keeping of Cows 2 1/ 
Dec 5 th P d to John Coffin 3 tius for Frei't of 

wool to Newbury and Apples & Cyder 

from thence Scil. Cash 80/ - - - - 4 - 
Dec r P d to George Kenny for his part of the 

Hay 5/ at the Same time let him have 

Paper /6. 
Jan. i st P d to old Eve toward Hay 2/ 
Jan y 24 P d to Jn° Coffin 3 th " toward Frei't from 

Newbury Cash 40/ Jan y 25. 4/ - - - 2 - 
Ballanc'd w th Mord. Elles. 
March P d to Eve y e Remainder for y e Hay/' 

Scil. 6/10 
March Ball, with Broth r Craigie 
14 th P d Bro r Newel for 1 Piece Garlix* - - - 5 - 

■ r A textile fabric. 



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March 14 1742/3 
Sent by Bro r Craigie (to Pay to Couz. W m 
White for a Piece of Callico, and to get 
Sundries) Scil. 8. And 10/ for American 
Magazine 
Reed, from Mother Craigie March 31 st 1743 
— Sundries to the Value of ----- 17 _ 4 - 
Including 70/ p d to W. White, and 5/ 
omitted in our last Reckoning : So that 

now due to him - - - - 9-4-0 

P*' by S. Hussey y e above Debt 
May P d to T. Carr for a bl of Flower @ 45/ 

pC. 
June 11 1743 

P J on board Capt. Bayley for Sti!l ds 25/ for 
a Skimer 10/6 Tub. can & cloath 20/ 

and to And r Mireck -- 5-0-0 

Aug. 23 1743 

P J to Richd. Macy for 12 Bush ls of Wheat 

@i6/ - 9-12-0 

31 P' to Martha Potter toward 58 lb Fish (@ 26/) 1- 4-6 
Scpf 10 th P d to Deacon Tupper for a cord of 

wood 40/ 
ia*/P d to a Connecticut man for 10 Bush ls of 

Corn @ 11/ _.- ^-io-o 

and to Philip Pollard 40/ 2-0-0 

Scpt r 24 P d (by my Dau'ter) to Silvanus Hussey 10 - 0-0 
$6* Sent by Cromwel Coffin to M r Eliak. Willis 5 - 0-0 
Money Return'd 
and for Apples & Cheese ------- 5-0-0 

Reed cheese 60/ apples 15/ charge - - 5-0-0 
Sepf 28 Sent by James Chase for Vin. treacle 
& Cocheneal 20/ 
Reed the Treacle & Cocheneal. , , 

Oct r 6 1743 

P d to Dan 1 Folger (by his Son) for 161 lb 

Beef @ io d in Cash 6-14-2 

& toward Rye 5 - 10 

7-0-0 



82 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Oct r io ,h P' 1 to M r Darby for Apples & [illegible] 3 - 10 - 1 
Oct r 19 P d to M r Tucker for cheese 37 lb @ 1/6 2 - 16 - 
Oct r 20 th Delivered to Nath 1 Allen to purchase 

me a Load of Wood £1] 
Rec d the Wood. 
Oct 1 " 31 Sent by Dan 1 Vinson (for which I have 

his Receipt) £18, to be delivered to Tho s 

Dagget for a Cow had of him. 
Nov r i st P d to Harper for bringing the Cow 10/ 
Nov r i st Repaid Nath 1 Allen the money he laid 

out on my ace 1 at Martha's Vineyard Scil. 2 - 16 - 
Nov r 14. P d Sam 1 Coffin for 2 Bush ls of Turnips 

@ 7/ " J 4- 

Feb. 18. 1743/4 

P d to Cap 1 Brooks for Bread & Flower - - 7 - 4 
Apr 1 1744 P d to David Gardner for 22 lb cheese 

@ 1/8 - ------------ 1 - 16 

and for Currying Leather 5 

Sent to M r Willis - 5-0 

P d to Dan 1 Folger 0-4 

May for 2 b ls Flower --------- 7-5 

May 16 Paid to Cap 1 Woodman for Boards 47/3 2 - 7-3 
May 21 Ballanc'd with Sam 1 Maxey Paying 36/ 
May 19. P d to Jn° Meader for Pasturing 10/ 
May 25. P d to Mnxey for Linings 15/ and 20/ 

to rectify (as he Saith) a mistake 
May 24 1744/ 

P d to Mary Barnard 3/ and 2/ for Rats-bane 
then had. 
May 30 P d to M r Chalker for 10 bush ls Wheat 

@i4/ " 7-0-0 

June 1. Sent (by P. Pollard) 80/ to Sister Crai- 
gie for Sundries 
and by Lydia Barney (or Rich' 1 Mitchel) 120/ 
to Rhode-Island for a piece of Striped Cot- 
ton. — Rec d 
June 13. P to Jn° Meader 10/ 
June 14 P d to M rs Osborne for 11 Y ds cloath 

8/6 - - - 4-13-6 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 83 



Jane 15 P d to M™ Osborne 5 lb of Spernia Ceeti 

@ 7/ for Pot of Butter 
lane iS P d Ruth Cromwel for Wool — Cash - 
June 20 1744 This day Tho s Dagget of Edgar- 
town inform'd me that the money (Scil. 
£iS) which I sent him the last year for a 
Cow was delivered to him. 



IV b: 7 th 1756 Due - £86 - 12 - o 

io Loads Wood @ 40/ 20 - 

Hangs £66 - 12 - o 

Equal to £55 - 10 Mass. £55 - 10 

1757 Int st 66/7 3- 6 -7 

58-16- 7 

1758 Int st 70/7 3-10-7 

62 - 7 - 2 

1759 Int st 74/10 3 -14 -10 

66 - 2 - o 

1760 Int st 79/2 3 - 19 - 3 

70-1-3 
Int" to Sept r 7 th 49/ 2-9-0 

72 - 10 - 3 



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TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



VARIOUS CORRESPONDENCE. 



Sept. 15 1725 
Sister Abi 

I must confess you did eno' to Shame me, by catching at r 
opportunity to write, while I was careless to improve the matrj 
which presented. But you have heard, I conclude, altho' yon 
dont know by experience, that, when Persons are Stifly engaged 
in Courting, they are very forgetful of those lesser things. 

I know not to whom you were beholden for your Information, 
but I can inform you that I was not so far gone in it but that 1 
had Determined to quit the place & all the things in it, till I heard; 
from Boston, when your Letter came ; and have not laid my SeH 
under Such Strong obligations yet, but that I can easily let tbe 
action fall, if you have anything material to object. 

Whether the reason is, because my Company is so very? 
delightsome & charming, or what it is, I cant tell, but it has 
been my Portion to be honour'd with Such Suspicions, wherever 
I have yet lived for any time. 

But if this be not true, I could wish it were, for I am no 
Enemy to proceedings of this Nature. 

I am as I have hitherto been in very good health; Let the 
praise be to whome 'tis due. — And I am, I think, fixt for this 
Winter. 

I hope you are careful to improve every opportunity for the 
advancement of your temporal good, but above all, that you are 
Sollicitous for the prosperity of your Soul, as knowing that to be 
y e main concern. 

Your advantages are great for which an account must be 
given ■ Let your Behaviour be such, in this your State of pro- 
bation as that you may at length be admitted to Spend an eternity 
in the enjoyment of uninterrupted happiness. 

I wrote to M r Phillips about Some Stockings you are to get 
for me; if they are to be had, let them be home'Spiih Stone gray 
worsted; but if you cant find Such get me a pair or two of cheap 
Sale Stockings 

Kind Service to Lanlady & all Friends 

[Addressed to] 

M rs Abigail White 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 85 

Boston, Octo. 19, 1727. 
R.A; I). Sir. 

Yours of ye 21. Septem. I read to the Hon. & Rev. Gentle- 
Men of ye Committee this day, & after consideration had thereof, 
they came unanimously into ye following Votes or Resolves, 

"That one hundred pounds be fortwith advanced to M r 
Timothy White, now ministering to ye People of Nantuckett, 
to encourage & bring on his Settlement in ye Work of y e Min- 
folry there j & Fifty pounds more at the end of two years; Upon 
j* following Conditions. 

First that ye Said M r White do willingly devote himself to ye 
Service of Christ and Souls on that Island; Seriously endeavour- 
fog by ye help of God, for ye space of five years to come, to intro- 
duce & establish the Settlement of a Church state there. 

And secondly, That ye People of Nantuckett, to whom he is 
k has been ministring. do signify to us their desire of M r Whites 
continuing & labouring among them to this end. 

Voted, That M r Colman be desired to write Letters both to 
M* White, & also to ye Brethren at Nantuckett, which may signify 
to them what may be proper respecting ye Premises. 

Sir, I do therefore in ye name of ye Committee acquaint you 
with ye Votes above, & pray you to take them into your Serious 
Consideration. 

You see that ye moneys to be advanced to you are not 
encumbered with any word of refunding them, provided that 
the Conditions specified be on your part performed by ye will 
oi God : For ye performance whereof we expect your very solemn 
profession & promise in writing, as God shal enable you: And ye 
Committee have a special confidence in your truth & fidelity by 
tfx Grace of God with you. 

Moreover Sir, you must speedily inform ye principal persons, 
r stated hearers & contributors, of our desires to know their 
lainds; Whether they consent & concur with us in desiring your 
tinuance & labours among them, in order to a Settlement with 
m in the Ministry of ye Gospel, in Gods time. We therefore 
close a Letter, which I pray you to direct unto two or three of 
Brethren, to be communicated to ye rest. We know not what 
ttames to insert in ye Superscription but leave that to you. When 

have read, Seal it. 



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TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



If you receive this hundred & fifty pounds, you apprehc 
(I suppose) that it is all that you must expect from ye Committee} 
besides ye making up from March last thirty Shillings p Sabbathu 

And I pray God to bless it abundantly to you, & increase 
a hundred fold, in addition to the spiritual and heavenly rewarJiJ 
of Grace here & Glory hereafter. 

Sir, Let us hear from you as soon as may be. I am yowl 
affectionate Brother 

Benj a Col man. 

If you undertake ye Service proposed, & it be needful yot; 
receive Ordination, that you may baptise &c, the Ministers iiicliwn 
to encourage it. 

D r Mather tells me, That he hopes if you continue at Nafrj 
tuckett that ye Commissioners for ye Indian Service wil havtj 
some considerations in your favour. 

I hope you might receive twenty pounds p annum this way. 

[Address] 

For 

M r Timothy White 

Preacher of the Gospel 

Nantuckett 



To the Ministers of the severall Indian 
Congregations on the Island of Nantucket 

This is to signify to you that the Honourable Commissioners 
of whom His Excellency the Governour is one from whom you 
receive your Yearly Salaries, have appointed the Rev d M r Timothy 
White to preach Lectures to you, to oversee counsell & advise you 
from time to time as occasion shall require, and to inspect the 
Schools & Churches & to Catechize the Children & such as are 
proper for it, & you & all concerned are to pay a proper regard to 
him accordingly — * f 

Pursuant to a Vote of the Commiss rs 

this is ordered to be sent to you 

Boston Adam Winthrop 



Nov r 17 th 1733. 



Treasurer &c. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 87 

Rev 4 & Dear Sir. Boston 21 st June 1748 

Sometime ago D r Sewall put into my hands a Letter from 
yourself, representing the low Circumstances of Life your Situa- 
lion in the World had exposed you to, upon which \ communi- 
cated the Same to severall of the Members of the General] Court, 
bat found it was beyond their power to help you in a publick 
Station, w ch I am persuaded they would gladly have done, if they 
could; whereupon I returned y e Letter to the Doctor, with four 
pounds Cash from my Self, to be sent you p the first Oppurtunity, 
(«hic l i I now crave your Acceptance of). Doct r Sewall after this 
Communicated your Letter to the Convention of Ministers, who 
readily voted you Twenty pounds (Old Tenor) out of the Collec- 
tion, which the Doctor has been seeking an oppurtunity to send 
you for some considerable Time, at last he put it into my Care, 
tt now by M r Abijah Folger I have sent you Twenty four pounds, 
which 1 wish safe to hand, and pray your advice of as soon as you 

can 

I heartily wish your health & prosperity, more especially in 
your Lords work & hope that some Door or other may in Time 
be opened for your Comfort & Relief; My hearty Service con- 
cludes me 

Sir 
l) r Sewall gives his y r Very humb. Serv 1 

Service to You Tho s Hubbard. 

[Address] To 

The rev' 1 M r Timothy White 
In 
p M r Folger Nantuckett 

[Abbreviated memorandum on the blank spaces of Mr. Hubbard? s letter, 
tridtntly of an answer to his letter?^ 



S r the Unexpected Expresson of your Compass" our love wins. 
Since came to hand (at least y e Letter — -and I Suppose y e Cash 
only waits my Call) 

But tho' it finds me upon my Bed (to w h I've been confin'd by 
y*.prevailg malady abt a Week) yet I cant forbear some acknowl. 
of your Goodn. to me & tis by y e opp. w h now seems to offer, 
iho' I'm Surp. it shd be Encouragg to me to find a Charita' 
Disposit" abr d yet tis really irksome to think of adding to the 
Burth n of those to wh m I've heretofore been so mw*\ obliged, & 



88 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

who have now so many ways to reach out y e Char. Hand — tin] 
L d rew d you and add to y r work. 

the Enclosed has been for Some time Laying before me — ' 
(the enc I now break open, — and am Somewhat Encouraged H s 
find from a kind Stroke in your Letter. — To your Determinatiw 
S r I Leave it, whether tis worth y c while to trouble y e D r with j* 
gist of it — or yet or whether it be worthy of any oth r tr. to yoi 
than the Pains of Comitt'g it to y e flames. M r White 



Boston, August 31. 1749 \ 
Dear Sir, 

I was last Monday Evening in Company with a Number <A 
Worthy Gentlemen in Town, when our good Friend John Phillip? 
Esq r coihunicated to us a Letter he had lately received from you,- 
Giving an Account of your bad State of Health, and of the great 
Discouragments you were under with respect to your Ministry at 
Nantucket. 

We heartily Sympathize with you undr your bodily Indisposi- 
tions, and hope, by y e Blessing of God, in y e Use of proper Means 
Shortly to hear of your Recovery to Health again. 

But our greatest Concern was to hear that your other Dis- 
couragments were So many and great, That you Seem resolved in 
a little Time, to take your Leave of y e poor People in whose 
Service you have Spent a great part of your Life already. 

We are Sensible, indeed, your Services among them have 
been attended with many peculiar Difficulties; and that you 
have been but poorly requited by Man for your Laborious En- 
deavours to Serve y e Kingdom and Interest of our Lord Jesus Cht 
in y e place where you are. But remember, Dear Brother, we serve 
a good Master, who will one Day richly Reward the little he 
enables us to do in his Service. 

And as you have been long acquainted with that People, and, 
we hope, have a great Interest in y e affections of many of them; 
we cant but fear your Leaving them in their present State will 
greatly disserve* y e Cause of Cht and his holy Religion, which, 
we trust, are exceeding dear to you. 

Wherefore, dear Sir, if your State of Health will, by any 
Means, admit of it, My Request to you in y e Name of y e above-. 



* Phillips Dictionary, 1720 — Disserve: to do o^ a prejudice, or injury. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 89 

mentioned Gentlemen, is, That you wou'd, at least for some time 
longer, continue your Preaching, and other good Services, for y e 
Spiritual wellfare of that people ; Still waiting upon y c Great and 
Glorious Head of y e Chh, for y e Success of your Labours. And 
I have Leave to assure you from them That they purpose Speed- 
ily, as God Shall enable, to Send you Somewhat for y e present 
Supply of your and your Families Necessities: and will endeavour 
hereafter to use their Interest, That you may have a more com- 
fortable Support than you have yet had, while you continue in y e 
Service of Cht and Souls, in the place where you have for So many 
years been bearing y e Heat and Burden of y e Day. 

I pray God to restore and confirm your Health ; and that he 
wou'd more abundantly Strengthen, Succeed and Comfort you in 
y e Service of his Dear Son. 

I am, dear Brother, yours most affectionately in our Lord 
Jesus Cht, John Webb. 

[Address] For the Revernd 

M r Timothy White 

Preacher of the Gospel 

at 

Nantucket. 

Nantucket July 3 d 1750 
Respect d friend ) 
Timothy White ) 

I Remember that I tould thee I would write to My friend at 
phelladelphia to fill Cap* Chase up & So I have wrote to John 
Misslen but if thou art affrade to trust to that thou Must tell what 
part of the Veasel I Shal Load & gitt a Charter party write for if 
I know what part I have to Load My friend Can be gitting it 
Reddy while Cap* Chase is doing what he will have to Do but if 
thou means to Load what part thou pleases and not tell what part 
it is I know no other way then to write to my friend to put in what 
is wanting wich I have Done as for Sending orders for Such things 
it is not the way amongst Merchants when I Sent Cap* ''Chase 
Last year I never had any agreement with any man but Sent him 
to John Misslen & Desir d him to Load his bark therefor I must 
have a Certen part of the Veasel or quantity of goods Now be- 
fore She goes on thou Must trust to me & my friend to fill the 
Veasell up 

I am thy friend Jos Rotch 



90 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Boston Feb ry 18 th 1752 — 
S r 

Your fav rs of 2 7 Ul Nov r & 12 th Feb ry I rec' 1 cS: have spoke with 
M r Prout several times respecting your acco 1 but have done noth- 
ing as yet, tho he has promised he will do something upon it soon, 
which shall press him to, desire you would give yourself no uneasi- 
ness about the small sum you owe me, but let it lay till this of M r 
Prouts is settled. 

I am glad to find your inclinations continue still to the Min- 
istry, doubt not some door will soon open to your liking, but in 
case there should not & you should enter upon Trading, doubt not 
my Aunts capacity to manage the business at home. I shall be 
ready to give you any assistance that my business will admit of, 
tho I dispose of no goods for other Governments mony. 

I have spoke with M r Benj n Prat respecting the Bonds you 
mention, he thinks it best you should not prosecute them till you 
have moved out of the Province if you desighn it, otherways does 
not see but you must take the Oath. 

Since writing the foregoing respecting M r Prout have see him 
and he has examined your acco 1 and gives for Answer he does not 
know how it comes that the Vessell had not Credit till 4 th Sep r but 
thinks there was some reason for it, tho it appears by his acco ts 
she was not discharged till then, the Hospital mony he says he 
has nothing to do with for he paid Cap 1 Clark in full of his port- 
ledge Bill and you must look to him for it as also for the Pitch 
especially as he was a Master of your own puting in, he will make 
no allowance in the demarage but says he ought to have charged 
more and he thinks the Charter partys cost £$ . . y . that see no 
prospect of my settling of it with him, therefore have inclosed the 
acco 1 & Charter party herein 

Please to give my Duty to Aunt & Love to Couzins 
I remain Y r Affecti : Kinsman & humb e Serv* 

W m Phillips 
To 
M r Timothy White ' t 

at 

Haverhill 
P fav r of M r Herod. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 9 1 



Mess rs 1752 

Being about 150 Miles from Nantuckett I can but Seldom get 
any Intelligence from thence of the managements of my Partners 
in the Sloop Susanna — But if (agreeable to my motion) any thing 
has been put into your hands by them, please to Ballance my ace 1 
& Send my Dues, in what you think will answer best, directing it 
to Cap 1 Andrew Craigie in Boston — my Interest is J part. 

Having tho'ts of entring into Partnership with one or two 
Skilful & Succesful Traders, I should be glad if it would Suit you 
to trade with us for Sniping of any Sort — 

I'm now Scituated in the Countrey upon merrimack (comonly 
called Newbury) River, about 15 miles above Newbury, where we 
abound with the best of Plank & Ship timber, (Supplying New- 
bury almost wholy with Stuff for building : & Boston In Some 
Measure) — and carry on a large Stroke at building, which in- 
creases Yearly, having expert workmen, and build cheaper than 
either Boston or Newbury — We abound also with Staves, both 
white & Red Oak, & with Boards, clapboards & Shingle, fit for the 
West India trade — and are getting into the Tarr & Turpentine 
trade, — a large Countrey just upon our back, well admitting of it 
— and considerable of plenty of Some kind of Furrs which are 
transported to England. 

If the Proposal Suits, & you See fit to Send over a Quantity 
of Goods either to be disposed of upon Comissions (as I am told 
Some Liverpool Merch ts do, a few miles below us) or we to receive 
the Goods in England, & you to take the Shiping here, it will be 
readily reed, by — 

Your humble Serv ts 

Timothy White 

& Comp. 

N. B. My meaning is — Either you to allow Commissions — 
or to Ship the Goods upon our Risque & charge — receiving your 
pay in Shiping here. * ^ 

P. S. What Suits best with us are — 

Woolen's & Linens both for Men's & Women's wear — but 
none high prized white & black Gloves, & other mourning — Soft 
Pewter — Nails but not under 4 d Cutlery — & Haberdashery — 

the Liverpool Merch ts sen^ over their Iron (as well as Canvas 
& Riging) for what they build here. 



92 TIMOTHY WHITK PAPERS. 

Being very well Scit. for trade upon Merrim. (comonly called 
Newb.) River ab* 15 miles from Newh. I've made a Small begin- 
ning, but find'g money So Scarce here think of entr'g Partnership 
w th one or two Skilful & succesful Trad™ Especially if it will Suit 
you to trade w th us for Shiping of any kind — Our Countrey ab ds 
\v th y e best of Plank & Ship Timb rs — from us Newb. has almost 
all her Supplies — & Bost. in some measure — So y l we can build 
considerably cheaper here than other Places — 

We've also good w'kmen & a gr l deal of Employ in our Ship 
yds w h j s increasing Y r ly — 

We abound also in Staves both white & Red oak, boards, 
clap boards & things fit for y e W. Ind, trade and y e Spreading 
Count, upon our back (w h Settles to admirat 11 ) will probably in 
a few Y rs yield a large trade in Tarr & Turp. — also Some Furrs. 

Our Trad rs make good advant. by send'g y r Lumber to Newb. 
or Boston but especially by purchas'g w th Silver thr'out of Shops. 

If y e Proposal Suits & you See fit to Send over a Quant, of 
Goods, either to be disposed of upon Comiss ns (as I'm told Some 
Liverp 1 Merch ts do to Newb.) or y e Goods to be Ship'd by you 
upon our Risque, and we to pay you here in Shiping, you may 
dep d upon being faithfully Served by your humble Serv 1 — 

T. W. & Comp. 

N. B. W l Suits best w th us are — Wool & Lin, both for men's 
& w. wear, but noth'g high prized — White & black Gloves & oth r 
mourning — Blanketts — Soft Pewter — Nails, but not under 4 d 
Cutlery — & Haberdashery — 

The Liverp 1 merch ts Send over y e Iron as well as Canvas & 
Cordage for what t y build here 

[Address] For Mess rs 

Stork & Champion 
Merch ts 

in London 

r 

Brother Boston Jan rie 2 d 1754 

I rec d your favours of the 25 th Ult: And am very Sorrie to 
hear of Your Presant State, as you Seem to write of your Scarsety 
of Paper - and Hard I abor as Beetle and Wedges, the Last of 
which would Not Agree with My Constetution Soe well as it 
Seems to doe with yours. But I Should rather think thai i 



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you was to take a ride to Boston it would be Better for your 
health then hard Labour at Home and L could Better Advise you 
by word of Mouth then with Pen and Ink. for it was always My 
thought that you might doe Better in Boston then Haverhill and 
as for a Scool I think you need not Doubt of it . . for if you 
would Come and Bring Sister with you you I dont Doubt but that 
youl find it worth your While — 

Turn Over 
So Come very Soon for if you incline to Setle in Boston its 
better to resolve in time because Piopel will be Moveing from one 
Place to another as the Spring Comes on for I Expect to have 
a House Near by us that the Piopel is goeing out very Soon which 
would be a good Opertunety for you. to have it if you Speak in 
time I Shall Expect you or your Answer as Soon as May be and 
in the Mean time wishing you Health and well Settl'd here in Bos- 
ton which is the Sincere Disire of your Brother 

And w Craigie 

S r 

In the year 1732 I receiv'd a Letter from the Rev d D r Colman 
to Inform me that he had a Sett of M r Baxters Works to bestow 
upon me in Case I look'd upon my Self as Setled at Nantuckett — 
To which my Reply was that tho' I did not think my Self 
to be fixed for Life where I then was yet I should be glad 
of the Books tho' I were obliged to Return them when call'd 
for — Whereupon the D r Sent me the Books with the following 
Instructions — 

"these four volumns of y e Practical 
" Works of y e Rev d M r Rich d Baxter 
" are given by Sam 1 Holden Esq r 
"Governor of the Bank of England 
"by y e Special Disposition of Benjamin 
" Colman, Past r of a Church in Boston 
" to the Presbyterian Congregation * f 
" at Nantucket now under the 
" Ministry of the Rev d M r Timo y White 
"on the following Conditions — 
i/"That y e S d M r White & some of the 
"principal M .mbers of y e Congregation 
"do receive thern & keep them Safe 
" for y e benefit of y e Teacher & Society 



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"of y e Presbyterians on S' 1 Island, & 
" will be responsible for y m so as to 
" Return them in Case the public 
11 Worship, according to the Presbyterian 
11 method fails on y e Island. 
2/" It is also y° Donors Will & Desire 
" that y e minister for y e time being 
"& two of y e members of y e Congregat n 
" Shall be counted Trustees for this Gift. 
3/'' If there be a number of People 
" that tarry at the Place of Worship 
" after Sermon, one Volumn shall be 
" kept there for their Use if it may - 
" be with Safety. 
4/" The other volumes may be Lent 
" one at a time for three months 
" to any Members that desire to 
"borrow them — 
5/" The Minister or Trustees shall keep an 
" Account of y e Loan, & Return of S d Books. 
Now S r the Books are yet in my hands (there being no 
Preacher upon the Island when I left it, and both the Trustees 
being dead, as well as D r Colman) and there is a variety of Senti- 
ments about the disposition of them 

One is that the S d Books ought to be Sent back to Nantucket 
tho there be neither Minister nor Trustee to receive them : 

Another is — that they should be deliver'd up to D r Column's 
Successor in that Trust if Such there be And Another is — that 
Inasmuch as I Supplied that Pulpit for more than Eighteen years 
after they were put into my hands, & during this term of years 
Liv'd chiefly upon my own means, I am justified in accounting 
them my own : — But not being so clear as to what ought to be 
done in the matter I should be glad you would, at some conven- 
ient Season, lay the Case before your association," & favour me 
with their tho'ts upon it which will (probably) be a Guide to the 
Proceedings of — 

Hav 1 Sept r 13 th Your's 

1755 Timo y White 

To the Rev d 
M r / 



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APPENDIX A. 

In the office of the Registrar of Deeds are records of the 
following land transfers : 

1. Deed of John Gardner, and his wife Priscilla, to their 
son-in-law, Timothy White, and his wife Susanna, for a lot of land 
on the corner of what are now known as West Liberty Street and 
Cliff Road. At the date of the deed, August, 1730, Mr. White 
was building a house on this lot. The deed also conveyed a 
garden plot farther from the street, and a right of way to it 
through Mr. Gardner's land. (Book IV, page 134.) 

2. A deed of the above land, and dwellings on it, by Timothy 
White, Jr., through power of attorney from his father, to Edward 
Coffin, dated. (See Town Records — Deeds, Book 5, page 352.) 

The site of the Timothy White house is the vacant lot oppo- 
site the residence of the late Josiah Gardner, Esq., now occupied 
by Captain and Mrs. John Brooks. Mrs. Brooks is a daughter 
of Josiah Gardner, and a descendant of Capt. John Gardner, in 
direct line, and inherits and occupies a portion of the original 
Gardner landed estate. 



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APPENDIX B. 

The Old North Vestry. (See frontispiece.) 

This picture shows the meeting house, built according to 
tradition in 17 11, as it appeared on its third site in 1897. Its 
dimensions are 40 by 60 feet. The lean-tos are of later date. 
The building originally had two rows of windows like the one 
showing in the upper left-hand corner of the illustration. The 
sash of this window and those at the north end of the vestry, 
upper row, are of oak and hand made. This building was erected 
on the rising ground north of No-bottom Pond ; moved to Beacon 
Hill on Center Street, in 1765, upon the site of the present church 
building showing in the background of the picture ; moved again 
to present site in 1834. Its entrances, when used as a church on 
Beacon Hill, were on the east side, toward Center Street, and south 
end. From about 1790 to 1834 there was a tower on the south 
end, with entrance through it. This building is now used for the 
Sunday school and the social meetings of the church. 

The Floor Plan. (See illustration opposite page 24.) 

The floor plan of the First Congregational Meeting House 
as originally laid out in 17 11, with the names of the pew owners at 
about 1820. The audience room was fitted with high box pews, 
many of them square, or nearly so. The seats in many cases were 
on hinges. The pulpit was high, with sounding board over it ; 
and there were galleries on the two ends and the side opposite the 
pulpit, with a stairway in the northeast corner; this was an open 
stairway. This plan was kindly drafted by William F. Codd, from 
a pencil sketch made by Mrs. Anna Chase Derrick and Mrs. Eliza 
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